Extra care housing
Extra care housing is sometimes called ‘very sheltered housing’ and offer care and support 24 hours a day. Some are new purpose built retirement villages; others are modernised sheltered housing schemes with extra services on site and are designed to support the needs of people with physical disabilities or a learning disability and older people who need that little bit extra care and support.
Sheltered housing offers the benefits of a secure tenancy and a Sheltered Housing member of staff to respond in an emergency or to provide advice and support if needed. You have your own front door, with the peace of mind of being in a safe and supportive community with people of a similar age, a 24 hour alarm service should you need help in an emergency and opportunities to join in social activities.
Supported living and accommodation
There are other types of supported living and accommodation available in the Borough. The link on the right links to supported living accomodation available for people who may have a learning disability, physical disability, hearing or sight loss or who might need other types of additional support due to mental health problems or substance misuse.
A residential home will provide you with accommodation, meals, and care and support from trained care staff who are available 24 hours a day. You will have access to a doctor and visiting district nurses for any health needs you might have.
A nursing home will provide you with 24 hour care from qualified nursing staff, personal care, accommodation, and meals. You will also have access to a doctor for any health needs you might have.