Extra Care Housing and Sheltered Accomodation

Sheltered Accommodation

This is predominantly offered by housing associations and is normally allocated based on age and/or disability or vulnerability. The level of support provided will vary and you may be charged for support services as part of your tenancy agreement. To access this housing you will need to apply through Property Pool Plus.


Extra Care Housing

Extra Care housing is housing designed for older and vulnerable residents in mind and offers the benefit of independent living with on-site support available when needed. Sefton has a population that is living longer, and people tell us that their preference is to be able to remain in their own home, with the ability to access care and support if needed at some stage. For those who already have support needs, or whose health is declining and indicates that they may need more help in the coming years, extra care housing offers the option to meet these needs.


Developing Extra Care Housing

Sefton are looking for developments that meet the needs of our communities and do not create large villages solely focused on older residents. Innovative smaller schemes that meet our diverse requirements are also welcomed.

The facilities and care provided will vary, but extra care housing schemes usually include:

  • Self-contained adapted flats or bungalows
  • On-site care and support staff, providing personal care and domestic services
  • Assistive Technology throughout the scheme, with 24-hour help available
  • Communal facilities and services, such as a lounge, food offer and communal gardens

Not only are we looking to deliver facilities and services to older Sefton residents who have need but we also have a desire to ensure that couples may remain housed together, older carers are supported, inter-generational models are considered as well as smaller schemes for residents with a Learning Disability and or Mental Health needs.

Extra Care will allow more people to be supported to live independently for longer and make a significant contribution to giving choice and control to those needing Care and Support.

Innovation and insightful approaches in delivering our vision for Sefton residents will be supported whilst also utilising Council land where applicable.

Sefton have now produced an Extra Care Housing Prospectus  in order to provide a guide for developers and or Registered Providers of housing on our needs in relation to Extra Care. The prospectus covers a number of key areas including: -

  • Sefton 2030 vision
  • Need/Requirement
  • Opportunity
  • Expectations
  • Our Commitment


For more information on this please contact: -

Steven Metcalf

Strategic Manager Extra Care Housing

Mobile 07815654469




Last Updated on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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