As you get older you may find that it is difficult to manage in your home. It might be possible to address some of your needs with aids and adaptations, such as:
- grab rails
- replacing a bath with a walk in shower.
For more information on adaptations visit our Adaptations and aids page.
Want to move?
If you decide that you want to move from your present home to more suitable housing we can provide advice and application forms for different types of housing in Derby. The types of housing available are:
- General needs housing - an ordinary house or flat.
- Sheltered or older persons housing also known as retirement housing - your own flat or bungalow in a block, or on a small estate, where all the other residents are older people, usually over 55. These provide independent, self-contained homes with their own front doors.
- Residential care home- for people who cannot manage, even with a lot of support, to live in their own homes. There are two sorts of care homes:
- Nursing homes - where there needs to be constant involvement of, or supervision by, a qualified nurse
- Residential home - where care is provided all day and all night but there does not need to be a qualified nurse present all the time.
Please contact us if you think you might need to move into a care home. We will make sure you are aware of other support which could help you stay in your own home for longer if that would be better.
This can include:
- care at home
- support to get out and about
- support, including short breaks, for people who look after you
- technology to help keep you safe and well. This is called Telecare
- alternative types of housing which include care and support such as 'Extra Care Housing'.
More information about general needs and sheltered housing can be found on the Derby Homefinder website.
For more information about residential homes in derby, visit our Residential care for adults page.
Extra Care Housing
Extra Care Housing aims to meet the needs of frail older people and offers a range of care on site. It encourages independence and choice and help is available 24 hours a day. People who live in Extra Care Housing live in their own self contained homes and pay rent. It can provide you with an alternative to a residential care home.
Extra Care Housing often includes communal facilities such as residents' lounge, guest suite, laundry, restaurant and activity rooms. Domestic support and personal care are available on site.
Homes can be rented, or part owned and part rented. New Extra Care Housing is currently being developed. To apply for Extra Care Housing in Derby please contact Derby Homefinder.
Extra Care Housing in Derby includes:
- Handyside Court, Rowena Way, Alvaston. The scheme is owned and managed by Housing 21, There are 38 one and two bedroom flats, available to rent. There is a restaurant, shop, activity and meeting rooms. There is also a 24 hour on-site care team who can provide care and respond to emergencies.
- Cedar House, Leylands Estate, Broadway, Darley Abbey. Retail Trust own and manage 38 one bedroom flats available to rent. There are on site facilities such as a restaurant, shop, hairdresser, beautician, chiropodist, daily and weekly activities, meeting rooms and conference facilities, set in ten acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. There is also a 24 hour on-site care team who provide care and respond to emergencies plus a 24 hour on call Retail Trust team who respond to any urgent home emergency 365 days per year.
- Mackworth Extra Care Scheme. The scheme is owned by Sanctuary Housing. There are 98 one and two bedroom flats. Twenty of the flats will be for sale on a shared ownership basis which means they are available to part rent and part buy. There is a restaurant, shop and extensive communal rooms. There is a 24 hour on-site care team who provide care and respond to emergencies.