Extra care housing in Derbyshire

Extra care housing is part of our plan to deliver accommodation, care and support to older people. 


The plan includes the development of 1,600 purpose-built one and two-bedroomed apartments with on-site care in 27 locations across Derbyshire, making them available within five miles of most people.

What do we mean by extra care housing?

Extra care housing is the name given to purpose-built accommodation with care and support for older and vulnerable people.

Extra care housing is designed to offer people the opportunity for more independence, of having their own front door while having the reassurance of staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional, regular support can be arranged for those who need it.

Could extra care housing be the right choice for me?

  • Do you need to leave your home because of life changes, health problems or because you have concerns about where you live?
  • Have you had an assessment and an identified need for care, or you feel may need additional support in the future?
  • Are you over 55?

If you want to stay in control of your life, have privacy and independence but need some help with day-to-day living, then extra care housing could be what you are looking for. Applications will be considered for younger people with additional needs, such as learning disabilities or caring responsibilities. 

Applications for rental apartments are managed by the local district and borough councils, so you will need to meet the criteria for the housing register in that area.

Extra care housing provides the following:

  • Your own attractive, self-contained independent accommodation suitable for couples and individuals
  • Apartments available for sale, rent or shared ownership, designed to ensure you feel safe and secure
  • Access to a range of support, personalised care and activities available to meet your assessed needs and support your independence
  • A vibrant community life. You can enjoy your own privacy or choose from a range of on-site facilities, activities and services to support you, including a restaurant, hairdressers and shopping
  • Accommodation that is suitable for wheelchair users and offers level access showers. It is designed to adapt to your changing needs and is supported by assistive technology.

How much does extra care housing cost?

Extra care housing is designed to be affordable to everyone who needs it.

The amount you will pay will vary depending on your individual situation and your income. You may have to pay all of the costs, or you may be entitled to benefits to cover some or all of the charges. 

There are four elements to the cost of extra care housing:

  • The cost of buying or renting your home
  • A service charge associated with your home for maintenance, management of the scheme and any communal facilities
  • Your care and support costs
  • Your everyday living expenses, such as utilities, food etc.

What extra care housing is available in Derbyshire?

Adult care works in partnership with others to provide extra care housing. Currently the following schemes are available:

  • Whitfield House in Glossop, and Stonelow Court in Dronfield. These are both provided by South Yorkshire Housing Association who can be contacted on 0114 2900 200 or email enquiries@syha.co.uk 
  • Waltham House in Wirksworth, which is provided by Housing 21. They can be contacted on 0345 608 4021
  • Oakland Village (opens in a new window) in Swadlincote, which is provided by Trident Housing Association. They can be contacted on 01283 240 594.

New developments

Chevin Housing Association, part of Together Housing Group are currently developing extra care apartments in Alfreton, Clay Cross and Chesterfield, which will be available from Summer 2014. Chevin Housing can be contacted on 0300 555 5561 or you can email: enquiries@chevinha.co.uk

To search for a Chevin Housing Association property in Derbyshire please follow the link below. There is also a link to follow which will tell you more about Chevin's extra care scheme.

We are working in partnership with housing providers to develop extra care schemes, which will be available to all local people over the next five years.

Independent advice about housing options for older people in Derbyshire is available from iDecide (opens in a new window). They can be contacted on 0115 930 6661.

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