Apply for supported housing

Depending on your situation, you can apply for supported housing that is adapted according to your needs or provides extra care to help your day-to-day living.

Supported housing includes sheltered accommodation, nursing homes and extra care housing.

There are several different types of supported housing available and one may be more suitable for you than another.

Sheltered accommodation

If you’re receiving a pension and feel you’d benefit from living in an environment with extra security and access to assistance, you can apply for sheltered accommodation.

Benefits of sheltered accommodation:

  • Regular warden service: a good neighbour who can contact you every day, offer advice and help in an emergency
  • Properties are equipped with an intercom system so you can easily contact the warden
  • Some properties are equipped with laundry facilities and home help to provide you with regular assistance
  • Apply for sheltered accommodation

To apply for sheltered accommodation, speak to your local housing association or a registered social landlord.

Extra care housing

Extra care housing can provide a home for life for older people and others with particular accessibility and support needs, such as those who receive a support package. If you currently live in accommodation with a bath, but would benefit from an accessible shower, extra care housing may be suitable for you.

Extra care housing helps people live as independently as possible with:

  • Their own home and front door in a familiar community environment
  • Specially adapted, secure and accessible accommodation
  • Access to 24-hour care and support
  • A choice of housing in Huyton, Prescot and Kirkby with leasehold or rental terms
  • An assured tenancy

Accommodation features:

  • Spacious, self-contained accommodation
  • Communal facilities with a hairdresser, computer suite and library
  • Guest facilities and the option for family member to stay overnight for a small fee

The cost of extra care housing

The amount you will pay depends on your circumstances and you may be entitled to benefits to meet some or all of the costs.

The costs for extra care housing will include:

  • Rent
  • Maintenance and communal facilities
  • Care and support costs

Apply for extra care housing

To apply for extra care housing, complete the referral form with a social worker or care manager.

A guide to extra care housing in Knowsley has been provided which gives you more information about what it is, the benefits, where the sites are and how you can apply.

The Maples

The Maples in Kirkby provides 100 one and two-bedroom apartments for extra care, they will be available from Winter 2019.

For more information on The Maples, please do read our brochure here.

Nursing homes

Nursing homes are for people with illnesses or disabilities which mean they need nursing care on a regular basis.  Depending on the needs and circumstances of the individual, they might be eligible nursing home care paid by the NHS.

If you are paying for your own care, you can choose any nursing home which accepts you.

Apply for a nursing home

Contact Social Services and your local health authority will assess if you or your family member can be placed in residential care.

Housing for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities

People with mental health problems or learning disabilities may benefit from specially adapted accommodation or regular support.

Contact Social Services for more information about what help is available.

Housing for people with physical disabilities

Accessible housing can help make life easier if you have a physical disability such as a visual impairment or use a wheelchair.

Join a housing association register or waiting list to apply.