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Extra Care Housing

Extra care housing combines living in your own home with personal care.

 

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Contact us about extra care housing

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0300 500 80 80

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enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk

What does extra care offer?

Extra Care Housing in an extension of traditional supported housing and allows older adults (aged 65 years and over) to live as independently as possible, with the reassurance of onsite care support when they need it.  

Living in an ‘Extra Care community’ means:

  • Having your own front door
  • Your own tenancy
  • Access to on-site care staff 24 hours a day to help with personal care, when needed.

Each scheme is different and what is available varies from site to site. However, each scheme will have: 

  • Housing - a range of modern and affordable one or two bedroom homes available to buy, rent or part own which are purpose-built or adapted for your care and support needs  
  • Personal care support - staff are available 24 hours a day to offer you support 
  • Communal areas -  this is flexible space onsite for tenants to use.  The activities run within communal spaces will vary at each scheme as they will be determined by the people who live there.  For example, it could be used for residents to develop their own support networks (a communal space to have coffee with friends) or to invite in visitors to undertake activities (e.g. perhaps inviting in health colleagues to do wellbeing clinics or chiropody)  
  • Neighbourhood facilities - extra care schemes are based within local communities so the usual range of neighbourhood facilities are close by such as post offices, shops, GP surgeries and public transport. 

In addition to the above, some extra care sites have dementia units which provide specialist care in a community setting. 

Interviews with extra care residents

People already living in extra care explain what it is like.


What are the advantages of extra care?

  •  Independence - live your life how you want to live it
  •  Control - come and go as you please and have full control over your finances
  •  Choice - rent, buy or part own your home
  •  Privacy - live in your own home with your own front door
  •  Support - help always on hand for those everyday tasks you might find difficult
  •  Flexibility - support tailored to suit you that changes as your needs change
  •  Stability - you don't have to move if your needs increase
  •  Sense of community - socialise with other residents
  •  Security - buzzer entry system and a locked front door.

What support can I get?

Staff can offer support with your personal care, including:

  •  help with washing, dressing and getting to and from the toilet
  •  reminders to take medication
  •  preparing snacks and heating up meals
  •  shopping
  •  laundry
  •  some domestic tasks.

There are care staff on site 24 hours a day.  

What extra care doesn't cover

Although care staff are on site 24 hours a day, you must be able to manage on your own for parts of the day.

On site staff are not nurses and cannot change dressings or catheters or give medication (unless it is already in a dispenser).

How much does extra care cost?

There are three costs with extra care:

  •  Housing - the cost of renting, buying or shared ownership of your home
  •  Service charge - home maintenance and communal facilities
  •  Care and support costs - these vary depending on your needs.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances. We will do a financial assessment and tell you exactly how much it will cost.

Where are there extra care schemes in Nottinghamshire?

We currently have 7 extra care schemes in Nottinghamshire:

  •  Moorfield Court in Southwell 
  •  Abbeygrove in Worksop 
  •  Westmorland House in Harworth 
  •  Spring Meadows in Cotgrave 
  •  Cricketers Court in Cotgrave 
  •  Hilton Grange in Edwalton 
  •  Vale View in Newark

In addition, a number of new build developments are being planned across Nottinghamshire, including: 

Brownlow Road, Mansfield

This Extra Care scheme is being developed in partnership with Mansfield District Council and will include a £1.3m grant from the Department of Health.  The development will be on a former brownfield site owned by Mansfield District Council and will provide 64 new units of accommodation available to people aged 55 years and over.  The accommodation will be a mix of houses, bungalows and apartments, including 10 bungalows specifically designed for people with dementia.

 

The County Council will have nomination rights to 48 of the 64 units for use by older adults (aged 65 years and older) who are assessed by the County Council as being eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision. 

Watch a fly-through of an artists impression of the Brownlow Road development:

Work on site is anticipated to start in autumn 2014, with completion expected in autumn 2015.

St Andrews House, Mapperley, Gedling:

This Extra Care scheme is being developed in partnership with Gedling Homes.  The development will remodel St Andrews House, to provide 31 new units of accommodation available to people aged 55 years and over.  The accommodation will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.  

The County Council will have nomination rights to 15 of the 31 units for use by older adults (aged 65 years and older) who are assessed by the County Council as being eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision.   

Work started on site in June 2014, with completion expected by early 2015.

Walker Street Site, Eastwood, Broxtowe:

Following a competitive tender process, the Eastwood Extra Care scheme is being developed by a consortium of Kier Construction Ltd and Ashley House Plc.  The development is a former school site owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and will provide 140 new units of accommodation available to people aged 55 years and over.  The accommodation will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, together with two bedroom bungalows.   

The County Council will have nomination rights to 30 of the 140 units for use by older adults (aged 65 years and older) who are assessed by the County Council as being eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision.   Subject to planning approval, work on site is anticipated to start on site in summer 2014, with completion expected by autumn 2015.

Former Elizabethan School Site, Retford, Bassetlaw:

Following a competitive tender process, this Extra Care scheme is being developed by a consortium of Kier Construction Ltd and Ashley House Plc. The development is on a former school site owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and will provide 93 new units of accommodation available to people aged 55 years and over.  The accommodation will be a mix of 63 apartments (one and two bedroom), together with 30 two bedroom bungalows.  

The County Council will have nomination rights to 25 of the 93 units for use by older adults (aged 65 years and older) who are assessed by the County Council as being eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision.    

Work on site is anticipated to start on site in summer 2014, with completion expected by autumn 2015. 

Former Darlison Court, Ashfield:

This Extra Care Scheme is being developed in partnership with Ashfield District Council. The scheme will be on the site of a former sheltered housing complex (Darlison Court). It will consist of 38 Apartments for older adults. NCC will have nomination rights to 10 units for older adults (aged 65 years and older) assessed by NCC as eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision. Work on site is anticipated to start in autumn 2014, with completion expected in autumn/winter 2015.

Bilsthorpe Bungalows, Newark:

This Extra Care Scheme is being developed by Newark & Sherwood Homes for Newark & Sherwood District Council, with the support of national Care & Support Specialist Housing Fund. The scheme will consist of 25 new bungalows for older adults – with access to an adjacent community hall for communal space. Each bungalow will be 2-bed and each will be built to ‘Lifetime Homes’ standards. The bungalows will have access to an on-site warden and a lifeline alarm. 

The County Council will have nomination rights to approx. 9 of the 25 units for use by older adults (aged 65 years and older) who are assessed by the County Council as being eligible for support in the form of Extra Care provision. Construction has started in June and the bungalows are expected to be ready in January 2015.

How can I find out more?   

Please call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80 to speak to someone about Extra Care Housing. 

Download the Extra Care - Living At Home Fact Sheet [PDF]

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