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Extra care housing is a type of specialised housing that provides independence and choice to adults with complex care needs.
This includes dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury, low to moderate mental health, learning disability, physical disability or other mobility problems.
There are groups of rented flats with access to 24 hour support and care onsite.
Specialist adaptations can be requested. Referrals for these can be sent to our occupational therapists.
Some of the units are fully decorated with some kitchen or laundry appliances. Residents are responsible for furnishing their flat.
All other providers have a no white goods policy and the units will have paint on the walls and working kitchen units. Residents who want live in these schemes are responsible for decorating and furnishing their flat.
Some of our partners and housing association providers have their own team of carers who deliver the authorised package of care from social services. It's up to residents if they wish to receive care service from the onsite team.
Two of our schemes have a restaurant and kitchen where residents can enjoy their meals whilst sitting and socialising with other residents.
Most families assist with domestic tasks. However, this service can be included in the package of care for those without family or have family living far away. Hospital appointments are also within this arrangement.
Our partners design and offer activities to suit your needs and help with stimulation and socialising.
To be eligible you must be over 55 years of age and on Waltham Forest’s housing register.
All applicants must have their care needs assessed by social services and meet the current criteria (minimum of 10 hours care per week) for extra care housing. For example, this can be receiving daily visits from carers to assist with personal care and domestic tasks.
Extra care is not part of our choice based lettings. This means that applicants cannot bid for this service.
Find out more in the extra care housing brochure (PDF).
Extra Care Sheltered Housing
Walthamstow E17 4JF
You can also register online by completing the Adult Social Care's online self assessment tool.
After registering online, or for more information, contact the Extra Care Housing Development Manager on 020 8496 6950.