Home Care and Extra Care Housing
Bristol City Council has a responsibility to arrange good quality care and support services for people who are eligible for Local Authority support. Some people receive care and support in their own home and this service is called Home Care. Some people choose to move into accommodation built especially to meet the needs of older people who wish to remain active and independent, such as Sheltered Housing or Extra Care Housing. In Extra Care Housing, people have access to on-site care and support and emergency response 24/7 if they need it.
All providers of care and support in your own home or an Extra Care Housing scheme offer the following:
We would like to hear from those already receiving care and support, those who are interested in what services are provided so they can plan for the future, as well as their friends and families. Your views will help shape how we plan for and arrange Home Care and Extra Care Housing services in the future.
- Support to manage daily tasks in the home, and personal care to keep people healthy
- An increase to independence by helping people regain skills to manage tasks alone
Home Care Services are provided to people who need additional care and support to enable them to carry on living in their existing accommodation. Each area of Bristol has designated home providers who have met our quality standards. The care and support provided by our homecare providers, enables people to remain independent for longer.
Extra Care Housing
Extra Care Housing (ECH) schemes are specially designed to meet people’s needs as they age. In Bristol, we have 13 ECH schemes spread out around our city. Scheme sizes and facilities vary; some have 50 flats and the largest has 220 flats within a larger retirement complex. At each scheme, the one or two bedroom flats are self-contained with their own front door and people live independently. There is a care and support team based on-site 24/7 which can be accessed in an emergency and planned care and support can be arranged when it is needed. There is access to a variety of public spaces although this varies from scheme to scheme, such as a restaurant, gym, hairdressers, shop or library and each ECH scheme runs activities which may be opted into.