How to apply for housing with extra care
If you are interested in Anchor’s housing with extra care the first step is to explore the properties we have in your local area and make an enquiry.
You can use our Property Finder tool above to find a list of our extra care housing properties near you by simply entering a town or postcode.
Once you have found a location you are interested in simply click the “Enquire now” button and you’ll be given the option to complete an online enquiry form or to call us on the number provided.
To ensure extra care housing is right for you, and that 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 made your enquiry and are in touch with a local manager, they will explain the specific application process, eligibility criteria and any local charges for the property you are interested in.
Eligibility criteria differs across our locations but usually requires residents to be:
- above a certain age – usually 55 or 60
- able to live safely on their own with some support.
You will also be able to arrange a viewing with the local manage to see the facilities first-hand and get a proper sense of what it might be like to live there.
Help with costs
Maximising your income can make a real difference to staying independent for longer.
Anchor’s Be Wise Team offers people living with us with free and impartial advice, support and practical assistance on a range of topics to help you make the most of your money.
There are a number of benefits to which you may be entitled, they are not always dependent on your finances and many are more generous than you may expect. Be Wise can advise you on what you may be entitled to and how to claim, or assist with problems you may have with existing benefits you are receiving.
It is also important to ensure that any benefits you do claim are correctly updated when moving home. Be Wise or your local manager can help you to make a new claim or submit a change of circumstances to ensure that you are starting your tenancy with us in the best financial position.