London Borough of Croydon

One way that we can support older people who are assessed to be at risk in their own homes is through the use of extra care. Care and support is provided 24 hours a day however it is different to a care home because you have your own residency and your own front door.

Eligibility

Extra care is available to people who:

  • are aged 65 and over, although in certain circumstances exceptions can be made
  • live in the borough of Croydon; and are eligible for registration under the Housing Application and Transfer Scheme; or are a nominee to Croydon under the Mobility Scheme, having a specific need to be near relatives or close friends in the borough
  • have support/personal care needs which cannot be met in their own homes

If you meet the above criteria either you, a friend or relative can contact adult social care.

Costs

We work out how much you can afford to pay towards rent, which includes the cost of heating and hot water, and any further services such as personal care, laundry or support services.

The application process

A social worker will visit you to assess your care needs and if appropriate a special sheltered application will be put forward on your behalf. At this time you will also need to complete a housing application form.

Once accepted for extra care, a visit will be arranged to a unit of your choice where you will be given information about the unit and have the chance to ask questions.

Social worker will complete a care plan with you to identify all the help you need, such as assistance with personal care, shopping, housework, laundry, support with medication if necessary and any other needs.

The units

There are six units across the borough,

  • Brookhurst Court
  • Freeman Court
  • Frylands Court
  • Southsea Court
  • Toldene Court
  • Truscott House

If you wish to visit one of the units, please contact the manager to make an appointment.

Contacts

Brookhurst Court (30 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
020 8771 7560
Address Line:

190 Selhurst Road

South Norwood

SE25 6XX

Freeman Court (60 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
020 8679 3587
Address Line:

94 Stanford Road

Norbury

SW16 4QR

Frylands Court (40 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
01689 847233
Address Line:

24 Hutchingsons Road

New Addington

Croydon CR0 0BD

Adult Social Care

Telephone: 
020 8726 6500
Minicom: 
020 8760 5797
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA

Southsea Court (40 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
020 8680 2831
Address Line:

1/41 Eastney Road

Croydon

CR0 3TB

Toldene Court (49 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
01737 556101
Address Line:

106 Tollers Lane

Old Coulsdon

CR5 1BD

Truscott House (22 flats)

Job Title: 
The Manager
Telephone: 
020 8684 9263
Address Line:

14 Stanley Grove

West Croydon

CR0 3QU