Extra care housing
Extra care Housing offers you the chance to live independently for as long as possible. You can enjoy the independence and privacy of having your own self contained flat or bungalow, and the security of knowing there are trained care staff on-site or nearby.
Extra care Housing in Barking and Dagenham is provided through the council and in partnership with Anchor Housing Association and Hanover Housing Association.
There are 8 extra care housing schemes in the borough: 5 in Dagenham, 2 in Barking, and 1 in Marksgate. 4 of these schemes have 24 hour care, and the other 4 have care staff available between 7am and 11pm. They provide personal care, support, and arrange social activities.
The flats and bungalows are all self contained and include:
- one or two bedrooms
- a bathroom
- a kitchen
- a toilet
There are also shared facilities at the schemes, which makes it easy to make new friends and enjoy different activities. These facilities might include:
- a laundry
- a library
- a gym
- internet and computer access
- a cinema
Most schemes will have specially adapted bathroom facilities in the shared areas for people who need help with washing.
How much it costs
Your assessment will not cost anything, but there is a charge to live in extra care housing.
Part of your assessment will include a financial assessment, to see how much you can afford to pay. You may have to pay some or all of your costs, but this will be explained to you when you have your assessment.
Please get in touch with the Adult Triage Team to find out more about extra care housing.