Independent Living housing

Independent Living housing enables you to live in a home of your own with 24 hour care and support on site. This type of housing is also known as Extra Care or Assisted Living. It is for people aged 55+ who have a care need.

The benefits:

  • Attractive modern flat with its own front door
  • Freedom to come and go as you please
  • Choice of who provides personal care
  • Dining service
  • Leisure activities
  • Close to local shops, services and public transport
  • Safe and supported environment
  • Enabling people to stay living together when one has a care need.
  • Meeting new friends
  • Being active in your community.

What sort of lifestyle can I expect?

You will have the freedom to live your life, your way, in safe and pleasant surroundings. Flats are easy to maintain and include technology to help support you.

Care and support is delivered in your home, at a time to suit you. This can include:

  • Personal care
  • Daily skills and managing your home
  • Laundry, cleaning and shopping

Who is eligible?

To live in Independent Living housing in Tendring you will:

Be aged 55+
Need at least six hours of care each week
Live in the Tendring District Council area (or have a connection to the area)

Independent Living in Tendring

Essex County Council is working in partnership with Tendring District Council and a specialist housing provider to deliver new Independent Living homes in Tendring.

Find out more

Ring 0345 6037630


Housing allocations team

88-90 Pier Avenue
CO15 1TN

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