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Extra Care and Sheltered Housing

Extra Care Housing

Extra Care Housing is housing designated for older people who have care and support needs and who wish to remain in their own home and to lead as independent a life as possible.  Extra Care Housing schemes are made up of individual apartments with personal care and housing support available 24 hours a day, enabling people to maintain their privacy and independence in a safe environment.  This care is flexible and can increase or reduce according to the current care need.

These schemes usually provide specially adapted accommodation, suitable for wheelchair users, with hoist facilities and an assisted bathroom .They also have additional communal facilities for residents’ use. These may include:

• Lounge

• Cafe

• Hair and beauty salon

• Activity room

• Guest room

• Mobility scooter store

• Laundry room

• Assisted bathroom and treatment room

Where are the Extra Care Schemes?

Scheme

Registered Provider

Location

Needham House

Wiltshire Council

Devizes

Crammer Court

Aster

Devizes

Meadow Court

Aster

Pewsey

Burnham Court

Abbeyfield

Malmesbury

Bell Orchard

Selwood

Westbury

Dairy View

Housing and Care 21

Royal Wootten Bassett

Florence Court

Order of St John’s Care Trust

Trowbridge

 

How can I access Extra Care Housing?

Extra care housing is allocated to applicants on our housing register. Applicants must:

  • be 55 or over

  • have a local connection to Wiltshire

  • be registered with Homes4Wiltshire

When applying for housing through Homes4Wiltshire the following information is required:

  • Proof of eligibility for housing in the UK i.e. a birth certificate or current passport

  • Proof of current address

  • Proof of connection to Wiltshire

Every week vacant properties are advertised on the Homes4Wiltshire website www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk. Once you are registered you can then ‘bid’ for properties.

You will also need to be assessed for extra care housing  by a member of the Adult Social Care Team, who will determine the level of care and support that you require.

How much will it cost to live in Extra Care Housing?

There are four cost elements that relate to extra care:

• Rent – this is of an affordable nature and is unlikely to exceed the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) for the local area. In Devizes for example the typical rent for a 2 bed flat is around £120 per week and slightly less for a single flat.

• Service charge – this covers the cost of the cleaning and heating of the communal areas, the scheme manager, where relevant, fire safety, grounds maintenance etc. A typical service charge in Devizes to be around £45 per week and will be Housing Benefit eligible.

• Core care cost – this charge pays for the 24 hour security of care and support. An approximate cost is £25 per week

• Individual care needs – this charge relates to planned care provided within the home such as assistance with washing, bathing, lunch preparation.

For more detailed information on Extra Care Housing in the Wiltshire Council area please see the leaflet attached.

 

Sheltered Housing in Wiltshire

What is sheltered housing?

Sheltered housing is the name given to flats and bungalows designed and managed specifically for older people or people with physical or sensory impairments.

Sheltered housing is independent housing – not a care home or nursing home. Every sheltered resident has a tenancy for their flat or bungalow like any other Housing Association tenant.

Sheltered housing offers:

  • Your own home with your own front door

  • Independence - a home for life with full security of tenure

  • Peace of mind with help on hand 24 hours a day 365 days a year (via support workers and a community alarm system)

  • Safety and security

  • The help you need to continue living comfortably in your own home.

  • The opportunity to join a lively community of like-minded people

Who is sheltered housing for?

Sheltered housing is allocated to applicants on our Housing Register. Applicants must:

  • be aged 60 or over (in some cases, the threshold is 50 or 55)

  • have a local connection to Wiltshire Council's area

  • be registered with Homes4Wiltshire

When applying for housing through Homes4Wiltshire the following information is required:

  • Proof of eligibility for housing in the UK ie a birth certificate or current passport

  • Proof of current address

  • Proof of connection to Wiltshire Council's area

There are various sheltered schemes located throughout the Wiltshire Council area. Every week vacant properties are advertised on the Homes4Wiltshire website www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk. Once you are registered you can then ‘bid’ for properties.