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Extra Care housing: care and support to meet your needs

Extra Care housing is the latest development in care. It offers affordable housing and a secure place to live in a home of your own. Care and support staff are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet your assessed and emergency care needs.

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Safe, secure but never lonely

Extra Care provides:

  • Your own flat, with your own kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom and front door.
  • Qualified staff on-site to respond quickly to a variety of personal care and other support needs (planned and in emergency situations).
  • A safe and supportive environment in buildings close to local facilities.
  • Shared facilities, such as a laundry, restaurant, hairdressing, lounges and gardens.
  • Social activities organised by residents’ groups and supported by care staff.

Contact our Extra Care Housing Team for help and advice

Is Extra Care Housing for you?

Are you, or your partner, on your local council’s social housing register?

Have you, or your partner been assessed as eligible for care from Hampshire County Council?

You are eligible for Extra Care Housing in Hampshire

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If you are looking for a place in a council-run scheme, you will need:

  • to be on your local council's housing register and
  • to have eligible care needs as assessed by your adult social care department.

To find out about being on the housing register, you should contact the housing department of your local council (this is the council that collects your Council Tax, not the County Council).

Extra Care is designed for people who need care. If you have not already had an assessment of your care needs then you will need to contact Hampshire County Council’s Adults’ Health and Care department to request one.

Privately run schemes are likely to have fewer criteria than council-run schemes. If you are purchasing an Extra Care apartment or bungalow yourself from a private provider, you may only need to meet the age criteria. Find out more.

If you are already on your local council's housing register, you can find out if you are eligible to receive services from Hampshire County Council by getting an assessment of your care needs.

Get in touch

Our foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and different levels of experience. You may have more experience than you think, and our friendly team can help you gain more. Get in touch for an informal chat to see how we can help.

Latest news

Gosport artist plans

Construction of a new Extra Care Housing scheme for over 55s in Gosport is now underway

The development is due to complete in summer 2023 and will provide 60 self-contained 1 & 2 bed flats for affordable rent with 24 on site care provision along with café and lounge.

For all enquiries please call 023 9258 4242 or email extracare@gosport.gov.uk

This scheme is provided through a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council and Places for People Living +

inside of nightingale lodge

Nightingale Lodge – Extra Care in Romsey

First look inside Nightingale Lodge, the new Extra Care scheme in Romsey, showcasing the communal areas and an individual apartment. The scheme includes 37 apartments for people over 55 who receive help with personal care and the waiting list for the apartments available for affordable rent is now open. Please contact extracare@hants.gov.uk for further information. Take a virtual tour.