What is Extra Care
The aim of Extra Care is to enable people aged 18 years and over to live independently for as long as possible.
It provides an alternative to residential care or supported housing for people wanting their own front door but who need care and support to live in their own home.
These facilities have a mix of adults of different ages, circumstances and support needs.
People who would benefit from Extra Care may have learning and physical disabilities, dementia, mental health and sensory needs. They require homes that will change with their circumstances throughout their lives whilst ensuring independence, wellbeing and promoting privacy and dignity.
Extra Care apartments can be easily adaptable to respond to a persons changing situation, meaning you would not need to move if your needs change.
These homes are set in a communal environment where people can feel secure whilst having the privacy of their own apartment with their own front door.
Care and Support
Care and support is available onsite through an emergency call system or Telecare option 24 hours a day if needed, alongside any assessed package of care which will be met by the onsite care provider. The reception for housing support will be open -
- Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
There are private spaces for residents as well as public areas for the wider community giving a range of social options which help to combat loneliness and isolation.
The restaurant, café, hairdresser, residents lounge and communal rooms mean that those living in the apartments will feel part of a community both within the building and the wider neighbourhood.T he building will provide facilities for wider community use and so benefit many more people.
There is also a range of regular social and community activities that will help you to maintain your mental and physical wellbeing.
Extra Care facilities in Hull
They are three extra care facilities in Hull which are located at -
60 two bedroom apartments for rent
Five one bedroom apartments for rent
89 two bedroom apartments for rent
65 one bedroom apartments for rent
HU7 4JY and HU7 4JZ
60 two bedroom apartments for rent
96 one bedroom apartments for rent
Extra Care Apartment Details
These one and two bedroom homes are adaptable depending on people’s needs.
There is a total of 316 apartments across the three sites (around 107 one bedroom apartments and around (209 two bedroom apartment).
All rooms include -
- extra wide doors for easy wheel chair access
- adaptations such as grab rails, shower seats, wheelchair friendly kitchens and hoists can be easily fitted as required
- apartments have been designed to be dementia friendly.
The homes are equipped with sprinklers, heat, smoke and flood detectors and a secure video entry system.
Telecare, such as personal alarms and fall detectors, are available if needed.
Each apartment consists of a fully fitted kitchen complete with washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, electric hob and oven, a wet-room with a shower and toilet, a living/dining room, patio or balcony and one or two bedrooms.
They use green electricity to achieve the highest standard of energy efficiency rating and have under floor heating.
Recycling facilities are also provided.
Dogs and Pets
Assistance Dogs and pets are welcome as long as there is no disruption to neighbours and they are well managed.
Cooking and Eating
People can cook in their own homes or have a meal in the restaurant/café on site. The restaurant is for residents, their families and the wider community.
Living in Extra Care
Activities and Events
Events and activities take place every day and some will be available to the wider community. You will be involved in deciding what type of events take place.
There are communal resident’s lounges, a hairdresser and wellbeing suite, a reception and several spaces for community activities. There are also quieter, reflective spaces with seating where people can meet friends and family.
The gardens are secure and available to all residents. You can garden, socialise with friends and family and take part in other activities such as barbeques, keep fit and games in them.
How to apply
To be considered for extra care housing you must meet the following criteria -
- be at least 18 years old, except where a transition plan is in place
- be on the council’s Home search housing list
- have a formal assessed care need which is currently met by Hull Adult Social Care
- meet the local connection criteria for extra care housing
For more information on Extra Care and to apply, contact the Hull City Council via -
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone: 01482 300 300 and ask for Extra care