Extra Care Housing (draft)

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.


Current Provision in Sefton: (To follow)


Accessing Extra Care: (To follow)


Developing Extra Care Housing

There are many different types and sizes of 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. 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 and inter-generational models for residents with a Learning Disability and or Mental Health concern are provided for. 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 to this end co produce an Extra Care Housing Prospectus in order to provide a guide for developers and or Registered Providers of housing and covers a variety of areas including: -

  • Sefton 2030 vision
  • Need/Requirement/Opportunity
  • Expectations
  • Design/Methodology/Approach
  • Our Commitment


For more information on this please contact: -

Steven Metcalf

Strategic Manager Extra Care Housing

Mobile 07815654469


Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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