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Extra Care Housing

In St Helens, Extra Care is the name given to a new form of housing which can offer people the flexibility of living in purpose-built accommodation that is supported by on-site staff working 24 hours a day, providing care and support as and when it's needed.

Extra Care housing allows residents to remain independent. Residents have their own apartment or bungalow with care/support needs tailored to the individual. Properties are designed to offer security, ease of access and include many features which are valued by older people.

What can be expected at an Extra Care scheme?

Extra Care housing offers a range of community facilities, although this will differ from scheme to scheme across St Helens. These can include communal lounges, restaurants, cafes, shops and gyms.

As well as homes for rent, some Extra Care schemes have properties for sale, either outright or on a shared ownership basis.

Who can live in Extra Care housing?

Extra Care housing is targeted at people over the age of 55 who have a clear need for the care and support services that are provided.

People who have stated they would like to be considered for sheltered housing are eligible for Extra Care housing. If you wish to rent either Sheltered or Extra Care housing, contact the Under One Roof team on 01744 636363 for more information.

Where are the Extra Care housing schemes?

There are currently four Extra Care housing schemes in St Helens. For details of the schemes, please see below: