Housing with extra care
If you're 55 and over, still independent but need more help from time to time, then housing with extra care could be for you.
Also known as assisted living, housing with care or extra care housing, our housing with extra care offers you a high-quality home, a range of great on-site facilities in a fully accessible setting, a thriving community, and peace of mind. It's just like living in an independent flat, but with the added benefit of care and support from a on-site team of professionals when you need it.
What types of care and support can be offered?
A range of flexible services are available to help you maintain your independence at our extra care housing locations. These may include catering services, personal care, housing-related support and wellbeing services.
You decide the type and level of support that suits your lifestyle and your needs as they change.
Staff are on-site 24-hours a day and you'll have access to an emergency call service for added reassurance. Plus a full-time manager is based at each location to help with maintaining your home and managing your tenancy.
What facilities can I expect?
Depending on location, you'll find shared lounges, restaurants or cafes, hairdressers, therapy rooms, shops, guest rooms for visiting friends and family, and communal gardens for exercising and gardening.
Whatever the facilities, you'll find our housing with extra care locations are thriving communities. Each offers a variety of social activities to take part in as and when you wish and active links with the local community, including specialised interest groups and services.
What will my home be like?
All of our properties are self-contained, with their own front door, offering the privacy and independence you expect.
Your home will have a bathroom, kitchen with fully-fitted cupboards, ample storage space, lounge and bedroom areas. It will be easy to maintain and you will have the freedom to decorate and furnish it as you wish.
Our housing with extra care locations are fully wheelchair accessible including walk-in showers and lifts to upper floors.
For added peace of mind, each of our properties are also fitted with a 24-hour emergency call and secure door entry system.
What else should I know?
We have extra care housing locations ranging in size across the country, offering you choice wherever you would like to live.
Our rented housing with extra care is affordable, with most services eligible for housing benefit, and the majority of our properties are rented on an assured tenancy giving you security.
Some of our extra care housing locations also offer shared ownership properties should you wish to purchase your home.
To ensure extra care housing is right for you, and you meet local eligibility criteria, your application will usually need to go through a local process which involves the local authority, a nominated care provider and us.
Once you have found an Anchor housing property with extra care that you are interested in, simply get in touch with the local manager and they will explain the specific application process, eligibility criteria and any local charges for that property. You will also be able to arrange a viewing with them to see the facilities first-hand and get a proper sense of what it might be like to live there.