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.
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.
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.
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.
Brookhurst Court (30 flats)
190 Selhurst Road
Freeman Court (60 flats)
94 Stanford Road
Frylands Court (40 flats)
24 Hutchingsons Road
Croydon CR0 0BD
Adult Social Care
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Southsea Court (40 flats)
1/41 Eastney Road
Toldene Court (49 flats)
106 Tollers Lane
Truscott House (22 flats)
14 Stanley Grove