Extra care housing

Extra care housing is different because:

  • you have your own front door - you decide who comes in
  • couples and friends can stay together
  • there is a mix of able and less able older people
  • 24-hour support available - if you need it
  • you get support to keep your independence
  • you live in a self-contained flat
  • you have a tenancy or part own
  • you can join in social activities - or you can be private
  • you have control over your finances
  • you have security - the aim is a home for life
  • you have 'a home to live in' - not 'live in a home'.

The cheerful staff are very kind and caring. They really helped me settle into my new environment. My old situation is now a distant memory. I'm thoroughly enjoying it and looking forward to making new friends.

Margaret who moved out of her own home.

You may be thinking of moving or having to leave your current home because of life changes or health problems. Or you may simply be unhappy with where you are living now. If you value your independence and privacy and want control and choices in your life, think about extra care housing.

Many offer a choice of accommodation such as flats or bungalows, for sale or rent. What all residents of extra care housing have in common is the security of owning or renting your own home, control over your finances and the peace of mind that goes with having 24-hour access to on-site emergency support if needed.

You can choose who provides your care in your home.

In Derby, to qualify to live in rental extra care housing, you should:

  • be aged 55 or over*
  • have a need for more appropriate housing
  • have care and support needs
  • meet the requirements of the Care Act.

*In exceptional circumstances, people under the age of 55 may be able to qualify.

Find out more about the requirements of the Care Act on the Assessment for adult social care page.

If you are thinking about buying an extra care flat, please contact Parklands View on 01332 888575 or Greenwich Gardens on 01332 371114 for further information.

I couldn't wish to live anywhere better. I have my own space, my own front door and support and friendship when I need it. My visitors are welcome to come and see me and we can use the facilities together.

Harold who was unable to return home and moved into Residential Care before moving again to Extra Care.

The amount you pay will vary depending on your individual situation and your income. You may have to pay for all the costs or you may be entitled to benefits to meet some or all of the cost.

There are four elements to the cost of extra care housing:

  1. the cost of renting or shared ownership - part buying - the flat or bungalow
  2. the service charges associated with the flat or bungalow, for any communal facilities and maintenance such as gas and water
  3. the charge for support staff available 24 hours a day
  4. your care and support costs – you could qualify for funded support under the Care Act.

You can pay rent under a tenancy agreement. The sites are all provided by a Housing Association so the rents are set at levels regarded as 'affordable'.

This is the option to part-buy and part-rent your home.

Enjoying the freedom with good support when I need it.

Barry who moved from Residential Care.

Handyside Court, Rowena Close, Alvaston
The scheme is owned by Housing and Care 21. There are 38 one and two bedroom flats which are available to rent, as well as a restaurant, shop, hairdressers, communal lounge, conservatory, and activity and meeting rooms. Handyside Court is set in a secure complex with pretty suntrap gardens.

Cedar House, Leylands Estate, Darley Abbey
Retail Trust owns, rents and manages Cedar House, which consists of 38 one bedroom flats. The Leylands is a beautiful 10-acre estate with landscaped gardens and many facilities on site, such as restaurant, bar, shop, laundry, hairdressing salon with alternative therapies practitioner, a variety of activity/meeting rooms and a large conference hall.

Greenwich Gardens, Hanwell Way, Mackworth
The scheme is owned by Sanctuary Housing. There are 98 one and two bedroom flats. 20 of the flats are for sale on a shared ownership basis which means they are available to part-rent and part-buy. There is a restaurant, shop, cinema room, library, activity and meetings rooms, and a coffee lounge.

Sunnyfield, Sunnyhill
This scheme has been developed by Housing and Care 21. There are 70 two bedroom flats including on site communal facilities. All 70 flats are affordable rented. Sunnyfield Sales and Information Brochure.

Parklands View, Bath Street, City Centre
The scheme is owned by Derby City Council and managed on its behalf by Derby Homes. There are 82 two bedroom apartments and 20 of the apartments are for sale on a shared ownership basis, which means they are available to part-rent and part-buy. The building is located next to the River Derwent and in close proximity to Darley Park, with many facilities on site such as a restaurant, shop, laundry, communal areas and landscaped garden. The building has been designed to be dementia friendly.

All extra care housing in Derby has a 24-hour on-site care team who can provide care and respond to emergencies.

To find out more about extra care housing in Derby, please contact:

Housing Options Centre
The Council House
Corporation Street

Telephone 01332 640085
Email housing.options@derby.gov.uk  
Housing and Care 21

For sales enquiries:
Telephone 0345 608 4021
Email sales@housingandcare21.co.uk

For rental enquiries:
Telephone 0345 606 6363
Email lettings@housingandcare21.co.uk

Retail Trust  Telephone 01332 554200
Email vwalsh@retailtrust.org.uk  
Sanctuary Housing  Telephone 01332 371114
Email Greenwich.Gardens@sanctuary-housing.co.uk  
Derby Advice  Telephone 01332 643395
Email derby.advice@derby.gov.uk  


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