Extra Care Housing

Supporting independence

Affordable apartments available in Extra Care Housing schemes

Are you looking at housing with care options?

Extra Care housing is the latest development in care for older people offered by Hampshire County Council in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and VIVID Homes.

Extra Care accommodation allows older people to live their lives actively and independently in self-contained accommodation with a tenancy. Care staff are based onsite and available 24 hours a day to provide planned care and support and to respond in the case of emergencies.

Extra Care is different from residential care as it offers people their own flat in a safe and supportive environment in buildings close to local facilities. You have your own home and front door, so family and friends are free to visit when they wish. Some schemes also have guest suites available should your family wish to stay for a few days. Schemes have shared facilities such as restaurants, hairdressers, lounges and gardens and social activities are arranged by care staff and resident groups which you can chose to join if you wish. There are lots of opportunities for informal socialising too and living in Extra Care is a great way to make new friends without compromising your independence. Couples can move to Extra Care and remain together, and some properties have two bedrooms.

Extra Care housing is an option for applicants aged over 55 who have a housing need, are registered on Hampshire Home Choice and have a care and support need as assessed by Adults Health and Care.

The Borough has three schemes in Chandler’s Ford: Surrey Court, Fernhill and Rowan Court (specific dementia unit) and Laburnum House in Hedge End. There are currently vacancies within schemes and Hampshire County Council has a dedicated team of Extra Care advisors available to help you to decide whether Extra Care housing is the right choice for you or your loved one.

For more information please visit Hampshire County County Council's website or contact Hampshire County Council at extracare@hants.gov.uk.