Extra care housing

If you’re thinking about moving home to get a bit of extra help while maintaining your independence and privacy, Extra care housing could be right for you.

Extra Care Housing is a form of sheltered housing that has a permanent care team in the building to meet the needs of the people that live there. It can help people over 55 to live independently in their own homes within a community setting.

It can help people who:

  • may need to leave their home because of life changes or health problems
  • have had an assessment and have identified a need for care
  • want privacy and independence but need some help with day-to-day living.

Extra care housing offers self-contained apartments, communal spaces, support services and care staff that are always on site.

The care services available include:

  • personal care and hygiene
  • help with dressing and undressing
  • help to get up in the morning and into bed in the evening
  • helping to take medication
  • help with meals or meal preparation in your own home
  • monitoring health and wellbeing.

Who can apply for extra care housing

You can apply for extra care housing if you’re 55 or over.

You must also have an eligible social care need, have a local connection to Medway and have an eligible housing need.

To be eligible, your life must be severely affected by at least 2 of the following:

  • maintaining and managing nutrition
  • managing personal hygiene
  • managing toilet needs
  • getting appropriately clothed
  • making use of the home safely
  • maintaining a habitable home environment
  • developing or maintaining family and other personal relationships
  • accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community
  • carrying out caring responsibilities for a child.

Extra care housing in Medway

All extra care housing in Medway are apartments which are safe and secure with alarm and door entry systems. All schemes also have communal lounges and facilities for tenants with disabilities.

We have 5 extra care housing units in Medway:

View our Extra Care Housing Accommodation Guidance Booklet

We currently have vacancies at Atlas Place and Rogallo Place which you can now apply for.

Find out more about Atlas Place

Find out more about Rogallo Place

How to apply

To apply for extra care housing complete the extra care housing application form.

You can submit your form by:

  • email: extracare@medway.gov.uk.
  • post: Adult Social Care - Locality Duty, Extra Care Housing, Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR.