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Extra Care Housing

What is Extra Care Housing?

Extra care housing provides 24-hour support for older people who want to remain independent or can no longer live in their own homes.

Extra care housing is purpose built accessible housing that allows people over 55 to stay independent and look after themselves for longer, in their own self-contained home. They offer different levels of care and housing support for people who need support to live independently and is a positive alternative to residential care. 

Extra care housing offers a range of community facilities. For example:

  • Hairdressers
  • Restaurants
  • Communal lounges

They are normally located near to local amenities including:

  • Shops
  • Bus routes
  • Doctor's surgery

Please note that the facilities offered may differ in each scheme.


Extra Care Housing in Doncaster

There are four Extra care housing schemes:

  • Swallowdale, Edlington

There are 52 two bedroom apartments for rent, 10 two bedroom apartments and 2 two bedroom bungalows available on a shared ownership basis. The facilities include a communal lounge, restaurant, hair and beauty salon, well-equipped laundry room, assisted bathing suite, assisted buggy storage area, car parking and a guest suite.  The landscaped gardens have seating areas for residents to use.

  • Rokeby Gardens, Kirk Sandall

Rokeby Gardens benefits from 52 two bedroom apartments which are either for rent or shared ownership.  There are extensive facilities including residents' lounges, restaurant, hair salon, guest suite, activity room and communal landscaped gardens. 

  • Charles Court, Armthorpe 

Charles Court has 40 apartments: 36 one bedroom apartments and 4 two bedroom apartments. All apartments are for rent.  There is a communal lounge, laundry room and guest room.  There is also a 24 hour emergency call system and door entry system for your safety. 

For more information about the above schemes visit Housing and Care 21  (opens in a new window).               

  • Harrogate Court, Denaby Main

There are 29 two bedroom apartments and 21 one bedroom apartments at Harrogate Court, which are all for rent. 

For more information about Harrogate Court visit Chevin Housing  (opens in a new window).


How do I apply for Extra Care Housing?

If you are over 55, would like to live in extra care and have care support needs, visit the Doncaster Council website (opens in a new window).

Please note: You must have care support needs and will need a care support assessment to be completed by the Integrated Support and Assessment Team before you will be considered for a property in Extra Care housing.

Last reviewed: 11/06/2019

Last updated: 1/1/0001