Sheltered Housing and Extra Care
There are various schemes within Rother which cater specifically for older persons and those with personal care needs.
Age limits for schemes varies but this type of accommodation is generally for applicants aged sixty or over who wish to retain their independence but may prefer a smaller, easier to manage, self-contained home.
Most sheltered housing provides a 24 hour alarm system for emergencies and some may have an on call warden or communal social areas for activities e.g. coffee mornings.
In exceptional circumstances younger applicants with recognised medical needs who would benefit from this type of accommodation may be considered.
Very Sheltered/Extra Care Housing
Extra Care housing is generally for older people with some level of personal care need. It is an enhanced form of independent living accommodation with care and support included. The aim is to provide an independent home for life so that residents don't have to move into residential care, allowing them to retain their independence.
In general to be eligible for extra care housing applicants must:
- Be 60 or over or assessed as requiring this service
- have a housing need
- have clear care and support needs as assessed by East Sussex Social Services
There is currently one extra care scheme in the Rother area at Newington Court in Ticehurst but other schemes are planned in Bexhill-on-Sea and Rye.
Newington Court, Ticehurst
The scheme provides extra care housing for older people and all residents have an assured tenancy and fully self contained flats. There is Staff cover is 24 hours per day and meals can be provided if required.
In addition communal facilities include, large lounge, community cafe, computer access, on site surgery, activities rooms, assisted shower/ bathroom, storage for mobility scooters, laundry room, atrium and large garden.
When a vacancy arises the property will be advertised via the Homemove scheme but nomination will be determined by the scheme allocations panel to ensure the most suitable applicant is offered the vacancy.
Applicants interested in this scheme are advised to contact the Rother Homemove team for further information.
Further information regarding Newington Court;
The Orangery, Bexhill-on-Sea
58 Brand New Extra Care apartments coming early 2016. Older people are eligible for Rented flats if they have an eligible housing and care need.
Amicus Horizon, East Sussex County Council and Rother District Council are pleased to launch a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments offering an independent lifestyle with on site care facilities.
These homes are specifically built for older people and will be available to Rent (over 60's) and for Shared Ownership (over 55's).
For more information please contact Amicus Horizon 0208 7268839 for enquiries about Shared Ownership and 01424 776639 for enquiries about Rented flats.
Supported housing is an enhanced form of independent living accommodation with care and support provided. Supported housing is available for applicants of any age with particular care or support needs e.g. young care leavers or applicants with a learning disability but the availability of such vacancies in Rother is limited.
Eligible applicants for supported housing schemes will need to have a social care assessment of their needs by East Sussex County Council, adult Social Care or Children Services and properties are rarely advertised through the Homemove scheme.
The supported housing schemes are also subject to their own local letting agreements and protocols, based on the level of care and support or support required.
Applicants requiring this type of accommodation are advised to contact Social Services.