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Extra Care Housing

Here you can find out about Extra Care Housing schemes in Calderdale.

Extra Care Housing Leaflet

In Calderdale, Together Housing Group (THG) and Abbeyfield currently run Extra Care Housing schemes.

The term 'Extra Care' describes developments:

  • Made up of self-contained homes.
  • That have design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living.
  • Where occupants have their own front doors and tenancies/leases. This gives them security of tenure and the right to control who enters their home.
  • Most schemes have communal spaces and facilities, like cafes, hair salons and multi-function rooms.

To help people manage in their own homes, everything has been carefully designed to suit older people.

Care and support services are also provided on site. If people are quite frail or become more dependent, they can still manage in their own home.

The benefits of these schemes are:

  • They let you stay independent for longer.
  • Help is there for you in an emergency.
  • You have the chance to socialise with other residents.
  • You have a greater sense of security.
  • There is flexible care and support.

Current schemes

There are five schemes in Calderdale:

  • Clement Court (Halifax) run by THG.
  • Willow Court (Elland) run by THG.
  • Mytholm Meadows (Hebden Bridge) run by THG.
  • Ing Royde (Savile Park) run by Abbeyfield.
  • Railway Bridge View (Brighouse) run by Home Group.

Recently completed schemes

Railway Bridge View (Brighouse)

This is a dementia friendly scheme which started to welcome residents in July 2022.

The scheme is made up of 65 one and two bed apartments. There are a number of communal and activity areas, and two elevated garden areas. There is a salon, café bar, restaurant, assisted bathing suite and a guest room. Also, pets are even welcome too!

Railway Bridge View (Brighouse)

Five apartments are for shared ownership. For more about this, please see: Railway Bridge View.

The rest are set at affordable rents.

For more details or if you have someone in mind who may wish to live in the scheme:

Future schemes

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden

We are looking to find a developer to bring forward this scheme.

  • A developer will be chosen by the end of 2022.
  • After this, works will start on the design and planning process.

Contact scheme providers

Together Housing


Home Group
2 Gosforth Parkway,
Gosforth Business Park,
NE12 8ET.

Housing choices for later life

Home For Life

The decision to move house can be a difficult one to make. Although, you might need to consider moving for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • You may want to be near friends or family.
  • Your house is difficult to adapt to your current or changing needs.
  • Your house is expensive to run or hard to heat.
  • You cannot manage with maintenance responsibilities, like the garden or cleaning your home.

Moving might leave you much better off financially. You might want to move to a smaller place that is cheaper to run.

It can also put you in a better social position. Having a home that is cheaper to run, can free up your time and money to do other things.

There are a range of options to consider:

  • Selling your current home and buying another that suits your needs.
  • More specialised housing, like sheltered or Extra Care.

Help with choosing a new home

The idea of moving home can be daunting, but the benefits of making the move can be very worthwhile. You may feel that moving would not be for you because you:

  • Have a pet.
  • Have the family to stay sometimes at your house.
  • Have too much furniture.
  • Cannot afford it.
  • Cannot deal with all the hassle of moving properties.

We have created a relocation service to help guide you through the process. We can help you by:

  • Explaining your different housing options available to you.
  • Helping you consider what needs to be done before and after you move.
  • Using our local knowledge and links with social landlords and estate agents, so you know what is available.
  • Finding out how much your house is worth and what you are able to afford.
  • Talking through the choices of alternative housing.

If you need support, please contact: Housing advice.

Different types of housing

There is housing tailored to the needs of older people, which includes:

  • Sheltered and Extra Care schemes.
  • Almshouses.
  • Residential care/nursing homes.
  • Private housing schemes that you can buy in to.

To find out more, please read: 

More than a home for life

There are a wide range of services to help you stay independent and keep living in your own home:

Some services are provided by the Council. Others are from private and voluntary organisations, like: Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees .

There are a variety of groups in Calderdale that offer anything from gentle exercise to adult learning. Here you can meet like-minded people on a regular basis.

To find out more, please read: 

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