Care homes Information on how to move into a care home. Care homes support plan Our care homes support plan, showing how care homes have responded to coronavirus and how we and our partners have supported care homes. Moving into a care home There are many types of care homes that provide for different needs. Sheltered housing Sheltered housing is designed to meet the needs of older people who are seeking a home for independent living into their retirement. Extra care housing Extra care housing provides care and support 24 hours a day. It is different to a care home as you have a separate residence and front door. Shared Lives: providing a home for vulnerable people Find out how to become a Shared Lives carer for adults who are vulnerable, have mental health issues and are in need of a home.