Extra Care Housing offers care and support for those with an assessed care need, allowing you to live as independently as possible in the security of your own home.
With Homes in Sedgemoor’s Extra Care Housing there will always be somebody on call if you need any help. Extra Care is a form of housing with self-contained, accessible, and affordable one-bedroomed flats that you can rent. They are purpose-built or adapted to support people who have care and support needs.
To qualify for Extra Care Housing you need to have regular care and support needs. These can be met by the on-site team of care and support workers. Your support is tailored to your own situation and can easily be adjusted if your needs change.
Extra Care Housing might be right for you if you require support with:
Washing, dressing and personal care
Preparing snacks and heating up meals
Shopping and laundry (privately purchased)
Some domestic tasks (privately purchased)
Administering medicines (as part of a care package)
There is also a night-time on-site member of staff who you can call in an emergency by activating a life-line, available in each property. Communal facilities are also provided. These vary between schemes, but may include a lounge, craft and day rooms with organised activities, laundry, garden and guest rooms, hairdressing, and lunch time meals are available. They are also often located very close to local shops and local amenities.
All Extra Care schemes have on-site staff who are responsible for delivering housing related support, which includes:
- Checking your wellbeing each day
- Helping with correspondence
- Assistance making health appointments, for example, with your GP
- Helping you deal with money matters
- Helping with housing and tenancy related issues
- Helping you to access other services, such as a handyman service
- Helping you to and from the dining room to have a hot meal (there will be a charge for the meal)
- Managing the building
Homes in Sedgemoor has three schemes in the Sedgemoor area:
How to apply for Extra Care Housing
To find out more about Extra Care Housing for you or a loved one, contact our Customer Services Team.
Charges for Extra Care Housing
If you rent a property in one of our Extra Care Housing schemes, you will be liable for a service charge as well as your rent. This will include cleaning and maintenance of communal areas, the alarm scheme and communal heating charges. These charges are payable to Homes in Sedgemoor.
In addition, there are charges for care and support. These are payable to Somerset Council and are means assessed, upon being housed to decide on your contribution.
More information about Extra Care Housing can be found on the Somerset Council website.