The Council currently has contracts with the onsite care and support providers at 14 extra care schemes across Essex at which placements are made by Adult Social Care. This is made up of 10 different landlords and 8 different care providers.
Extra care schemes are for adults who want to live in their own home with the peace of mind of onsite care and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if they need it. It means living in a safe property, with self-contained apartments in a well-maintained scheme in the heart of the community that is purpose built and tailored to the needs of the residents.
Extra care schemes are a relatively small but important part of a wider accommodation pathway of care, support and housing solutions, enabling people to live as independently as possible, playing full and active roles in their local communities.