How is Extra Care housing allocated?
In order to maintain a balanced community, the allocation of Extra Care housing is determined by a panel made up of representatives of the Council's Adult Social Care and Health Department, the on-site care and support provider and the relevant landlord.
This panel seek to ensure that properties are allocated to reflect the care and support that is available at any one time. Housing needs are also considered as part of this process but are not the only deciding factors. This is where the allocation process is different to Sheltered housing.
You don't have to bid for Extra Care
If you only want to live in Extra care housing then we need to assess your eligibility first. If you are eligible and the relevant landlord can offer you a property they will let you know.
If you are also considering sheltered housing you will still have to wait to be contacted about Extra care but will still have to bid on sheltered housing by looking in the Under One Roof advert each fortnight.
How will I know if I'm going to get a property?
When a vacancy occurs, the panel will meet and decide who will be allocated the property. If the panel allocate a property to you, we will let you know and you will be able to view the property. At the viewing you can then decide if you wish to accept the offer of accommodation.