We provide 'Extra Care' housing, designed for older people who need more support than sheltered housing offers but who would still like to be independent.
Extra Care housing offers self-contained properties let on normal assured tenancies, a range of communal facilities, including a restaurant serving midday meals, an assisted bathroom, guest suite, plus staff available on site 24 hours a day to provide care and support. Bath and North East Somerset Council provides the care. All applications should be made through its social services department.
There is already an Extra Care scheme at St John's Court, Bath, with a second now open at Greenacres, Midsomer Norton and a third, which has been built at Hawthorns, Keynsham.
Extra Care: At a glance
- Curo and Sirona Health & Care have 90 Extra Care apartments in Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Bath.
- Curo provides a Sheltered Housing Officer who helps to arrange social activities, appointments and offers other general support, while Sirona staff are on the premises at all times to provide personal care.
- Restaurant facilities offer a choice of lunchtime meals and friends or family are welcome to come along. All our Extra Care premises have hotel-style guest suites for visitors.
- Extra Care is for people with low-to-moderate care needs (up to 14 hours a week) – care describes things like help getting dressed or personal bathing.
Pictured: Curo resident Marjorie Walker in her apartment at Hawthorn Court.