How do I apply for extra care housing?

Here is our suggested step-by-step guide we recommend you follow to apply to live in an Extra Care property within Bristol.

Application process

  1. You need to contact Care Direct for an initial assessment. Telephone 0117 922 2700
  2. If you are likely to meet the eligibility criteria, a social worker will carry out a full assessment – checking your needs against the following criteria.
  3. Extra Care nominations: Applicants should be aged 65 or over, or over 55 if registered disabled. You should also be a Bristol resident and in receipt of at least 5 hours of care / support each week.
  4. If you are successful at this stage you will be put on the Extra Care waiting list with the priority reflecting your circumstances.
  5. When you have sufficient priority and there are vacancies your social worker (or Centre Manager) will contact you.
  6. You will be offered the opportunity to view the property – once you have been nominated.
  7. If you feel that Extra Care is not appropriate at this point – you can continue to receive care at your current address and can usually be considered again for Extra Care at a later date.
  8. The Centre Manager will visit you to assess your needs and agree a care/support plan t With your Tenancy Offer you will be advised of costs (e.g. rent, service charge) and any care / support charges.
  9. Brunelcare will help you to give notice (if applicable) and agree a move-in date.

For those funding their own property and care please contact our Extra Care schemes directly:

ABC Centre

T: 01275 540177

E: [email protected]

Colliers Gardens

T: 0117 958 6336

E: [email protected]

Waverley Gardens

T: 0117 964 1888

E: [email protected]

View our extra care locations

ABC Centre extra care housing site.

ABC Centre extra care

The ABC Centre offers 56 self-contained flats in Hengrove, with a care team on hand to support your needs.

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Colliers Gardens extra care housing site.

Colliers Gardens extra care

Colliers Gardens offers 50 self-contained one and two-bed flats in Fishponds, with an on-site care team to support you.

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Waverley Gardens extra care housing site.

Waverley Gardens extra care

Waverley Gardens offers 108 self-contained one and two-bed apartments available for rent in Bishopsworth.

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