Living independently, with support if you need it
‘Extra Care’ homes are designed especially with later-life in mind.
These are apartments designed to enable older people requiring a minimum of 5 hours care a week to live independently, with a care and support team on site 24/7. These homes are available to people living in Bristol.
All of our extra care accommodation is self-contained with its own front door, kitchen, bathroom, heating, bedroom(s) and pull cord system. The properties are either two bed or one bed.
The apartments are set within a specially designed ‘extra Care’ housing scheme where you can maintain or regain your independence. They have private, landscaped gardens. You will have the extra reassurance that comes from knowing that a care and support team are on hand in emergencies.
How do I apply?
If you are unsure if you are eligible for this housing, or may require supported funding, contact Bristol City council for assessment by calling Care Direct 0117 922 2700.
For those funding their own property and care, please contact one of our Extra Care Housing Centre Managers directly. The contact details are found on each extra care scheme page.
What we offer
- 24/7 on site care team, with full team available Mon-Fri during normal working hours
- Self-contained flats and apartments, located on a shared site
- Support team help with everyday things like washing, dressing, laundry, ironing and shopping
- Restaurant and meals
- Guest room available
- Call system pendants
- Aids and adaptations for your home
- Communal facilities
- Regular social activities
- Assisted bathroom facilities
For features, facilities and specific activities available please see our individual locations.
Help and Guidance
We know that finding out about the right housing options can be daunting.
Our guidance notes are designed to help answer your questions and provide you with relevant information.
What is 'extra care housing' - is it right for me?
Extra care housing is a great choice for older people with care and support needs who wish to be active and independent.
From fixing a leaking pipe to helping with a rent query, our housing and property team is on hand to support our tenants, ensuring that help is available whenever needed.