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Housing Options

Housing with support- vulnerable adults, extra care and sheltered housing

Extra care housing is similar to sheltered schemes, with self-contained accommodation together with some communal facilities.
In an extra care scheme, a higher level care and support package is available on site, this makes it suitable for people who have care and support needs.
Extra care allows you to live in your own self-contained accommodation and have regular care and support needs met by a designated team of care and support workers, including a night-time on-site member of staff who can be available in an emergency.
The complex is often built around a garden or communal facility and is also linked to a central control centre for security and emergencies. There are usually communal facilities, such as a lounge, craft and day rooms, laundry, garden, guest rooms, and lunches are available at most schemes.
If you are finding it more difficult to live in and maintain your home, you may be considering different housing options. If you have some low level support needs, one option is Sheltered Housing. If you have a higher level of care and support needs Extra Care Housing could be a good option.

 

See the list of schemes in Somerset below and who to contact.

 

Retirement and Sheltered Housing