Extra Care housing in Knowsley

Extra Care housing is housing designed for people over the age of 55 years and offers the benefit of independent living with on-site support available when needed. In Knowsley, there are a range of self-contained, one and two bed spacious apartments and bungalows designed to meet the needs of residents.
 

Example of Extra Care housing in KnowsleyExample of Extra Care housing in Knowsley

Properties can either be rented and in some schemes, shared ownership is available. Shared ownership means you own a proportion of the property (between 25% to 75%) and the housing provider owns the remaining share.

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 across the borough
  • Assistive technology (such as lifeline alarms, smoke alarms)
  • An assured tenancy

Accommodation features:

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

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Who can apply?

Anyone living in Knowsley can apply, whether you live in your own home or are renting. Apartments are prioritised accordingly to people’s combined housing and social care needs. Allocations are made through the Knowsley Extra Care Nominations Panel, consisting of representatives from Knowsley Council, landlords and care providers from the schemes.

Extra care schemes in Knowsley are extremely popular, and priority is given to Knowsley residents with care and support needs in line with the Extra Care Allocations Policy.

If you have care and support needs and are considering Extra Care housing, you can contact Adult Social Care on 0151 443 2600 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
 
If you do not have care and support needs then you should contact the scheme direct. 

Please note that to be considered for Extra Care housing all applicants must be registered on Property Pool Plus and have been awarded a housing band.

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. There are three elements of extra care housing:

  1. The cost of renting or purchasing your home
  2. The landlord service charge
  3. Your care and support costs

Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for assistance. If you receive Housing Benefit or Pension Credit, you may also qualify for assistance to receive all or part of the care and support service costs. We could help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for help.
 
Contact the Knowsley Visiting Team on 0151 443 4045 to begin the assessment process (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Extra Care housing schemes in Knowsley

Derby Court
 

Situated in Halewood, Derby Court opened in 2015 and offers 40 one and two bedroom apartments. Each apartment comprises of a lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom with wet room, bedrooms and storage.
 
Services include a team of qualified staff on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-resident management staff and a Careline alarm service.
 
Facilities include a communal lounge, dining room, lift, guest facilities and use of extensive gardens.
 
Activities include bingo, coffee mornings, fundraising events and reading club/library.

Further details are available in the Derby Court brochure.

Address: Church Road, Halewood, L26 0US
Telephone: 0151 487 3814
Website: www.plusdane.co.uk

Crawshaw Court



Situated in Huyton, Crawshaw Court opened in 1983 and was renovated in 2006. It offers 71 one and two bedroom apartments to rent. Each apartment benefits from fully fitted luxury kitchens with built-in appliances, wet room with shower, central heating and double glazing. Most have the added extra of a patio (if located on the ground floor), balconies or Juliette balconies.
 
Services include on-site care staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Careline alarm service. CCTV gives you and your family extra security.
 
Facilities include a bistro, hobby/craft room, library/IT suite, residents lounge, laundry, guest facilities, communal landscaped garden, conservatory, hairdressing salon, lift, pamper bathroom assisted bathing facility.
 
Activities include dance, Tai Chi, IT tuition, therapy and massage.

Address: Dinas Lane, Huyton, L36 2QX
Telephone: 0151 480 4020
Website: www.housingandcare21.co.uk 

Crawford Gardens and The Watch Factory



Crawford Gardens

Situated in Huyton, Crawford Gardens opened in 2015 and offers 122 one and two bedroom apartments that are a mixture of shared ownership and affordable rent. Each apartment comprises of a living room, fitted kitchen and elegantly designed modern bathroom.
 
Services include on-site care staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service.
 
Facilities include a communal dementia friendly lounge and dining area, bistro, hair and beauty salon, activity and hobby room, guest bedroom, accessible outdoor space, launderette and assisted bathrooms and a communal garden.
 
Activities include bingo, chair based exercise, coffee morning, arts and crafts, digital skills, general knowledge quiz plus other varied activities.

Address: Alamein Road, Huyton, L36 7YB
Telephone: 0151 290 7960 / 0151 290 7000
Website: www.livvhousinggroup.com

The Watch Factory

Situated in Prescot, The Watch Factory is a state of the art Grade II listed building that originally opened in 1889 for the Lancashire Watch Company and relaunched as an extra care scheme in 2018. It offers 54 one and two bedroom apartments and 16 two bedroom bungalows that are a mixture of shared ownership and affordable rent. Each apartment comprises of a living room, fitted kitchen and elegantly designed modern bathroom.
 
Services include on-site care staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service.
 
Facilities include a communal dementia friendly lounge and dining area, activity and hobby room, spa and treatment area, hair salon, on-site bistro, guest bedroom, assisted bathrooms and a communal garden.
 
Activities include bingo, chair based exercise, coffee morning, arts and crafts, digital skills, general knowledge quiz plus other varied activities.
 
Address: Albany Road, Prescot, L34 2SD
Telephone: 0151 290 7150 / 0151 290 7000
Website: www.livvhousinggroup.com

Bailey Court and Marston Gardens



Bailey Court


Situated in Kirkby, Bailey Court opened in 2012 and offers 34 one and two bedroom apartments to rent. Each apartment has an open plan lounge and kitchen, fully equipped with white goods and bathroom with level access shower.
 
Services include on-site care staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Careline alarm service.
 
Facilities include a welcoming reception and lobby, a bistro (open to public), lounge, hairdressing salon, assisted bathroom, guest suite, landscape gardens, library, communal laundry room, lifts to all floors and full wheelchair access.

Address: James Holt Avenue, Kirkby, L32 5AB
Telephone: 0151 224 0331
Website: www.sanctuary-retirement-living.co.uk

Marston Gardens

Situated in Huyton, Marston Gardens opened in 2010 and offers 23 one and two bedroom apartments for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs who are aged 18 and over. Residents receive support with their everyday needs and they are encouraged to build their confidence, develop their skills and increase their independence. Each apartment has an open plan lounge/diner and fully-equipped kitchen, including white goods, and bathroom with level access shower.
 
Services include emergency pull cord alarm system, intercom door entry system and CCTV, which helps to ensure residents’ safety and security.
 
Facilities include a welcoming reception and lobby, a spacious communal lounge area for residents to socialise with others or relax, a laundry room and a shared bathroom. Residents can also enjoy the wheelchair-accessible landscaped gardens.
 
Activities are tailored to residents’ individual needs and wishes.

Address: Wetherby Court, Huyton, L36 3WH
Telephone: 0151 443 0318
Website: www.sanctuary-retirement-living.co.uk

The Maples



Situated in Kirkby, The Maples a 100-unit Extra Care scheme offering home with care for people aged over 55.
 
The Maples is part of a larger development that also offers 16 supported housing units and 54 new homes, available via Affordable Rent and Rent to Buy have also been built.
 
The Maples provides much needed Extra Care and supported living options, which provides residents with their own private, modern apartment, where residents can retain their independence but have the peace of mind that flexible onsite care is available if and when it’s needed. They also offer a range of communal areas and gardens plus facilities open to the community, such as hair salons and bistros where residents can meet and relax with others.
 
Facilities exclusive to residents include; assisted and pamper suites, lounges, communal sensory gardens and courtyard space.
 
Day-to-day tenancy support, including help with benefits, managing money, accessing additional care as well as well as health & wellbeing activities to reduce isolation will also be offered by the housing team from Torus Support Network.
 
The on-site care provide services, such as; managing medication, accessing nutritional meals as well as the added security of 24-hour specialist care.
 
Address: Westhead Avenue, Kirkby, L33 0XN
Phone number is 0151 235 2467
Website https://www.torus.co.uk/


Jackson Gardens 

 


Situated in Stockbridge Village, Jackson Gardens is delivered by For Housing and includes 64 one and two bedroom apartments and 26 one and two bedroom bungalows for affordable rent. It caters for vulnerable residents with a variety of needs, with adaptable living spaces.

Address: Jackson Gardens, Stockbridge Village
Telephone: 0300 123 55 22
Website: www.forhousing.co.uk

Apply for Extra Care housing and Property Pool Plus

You can apply for Extra Care accomodation using the online application form
You can self-refer yourself or be referred by someone on your behalf.

Your application for Property Pool Plus can be completed by registering at www.propertypoolplus.org.uk.
 
Once both an Extra Care housing referral has been made and the applicant is active on property pool plus then the application will be considered by the Extra Care nominations panel.