West Berkshire Council

Extra Care Housing Schemes

Providing modern accommodation, on-site care and support facilities for people with a social care need

Extra Care schemes provide accommodation, with a range of support facilities on site, for people with a social care need.  This gives peace of mind that care is available when it's required.

The Extra Care schemes are designed to enable independent living, and have a range of features to help achieve this for residents, including:

  • on-site care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, available based on individual need
  • an emergency call system in each apartment
  • level-access shower rooms in each apartment
  • lift access to all floors
  • assisted transport 'Buggy' storage
  • assisted bathing suite
  • laundry
  • gardens

Extra Care Scheme Locations 

  • Redwood House, Hungerford
    Opened in Winter 2013, Redwood House is a purpose-built Extra Care scheme with views over Hungerford Common. Redwood House consists of 25 one and 21 two bedroom apartments for rent, with on-site facilities including a restaurant, shop, hair salon and communal lounge.
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  • Alice Bye Court, Thatcham
    Opened in July 2012, Alice Bye Court is situated in the heart of Thatcham with easy access to local shops and facilities. Alice Bye Court has 39 one and two bedroom apartments for rent and 12 shared ownership apartments.  On-site facilities include a shared lounge area, restaurant, hair and beauty salon, bookable guest room and a range of day time activities.
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  • Audrey Needham House, Newbury
    Built in 2004, Audrey Needham House provides 41 flats, 39 one bedroom apartments and 2 two bedroom apartments. On-site facilities include guest facilities and hairdressing salon.  Regular social activities include bingo, coffee morning, afternoon tea and 'Singing for the Brain' organised by scheme staff and tenants.  
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Who can apply?

To apply, you'll need to have:

  • a social care need
  • a social housing need
  • and a local connection to the West Berkshire Council area

How much does it cost?

Costs for the Extra Care schemes are made up of:

  • rent, set at an affordable level
  • a service charge for all shared services, such as gardening, cleaning and utilities
  • a 'core care charge', for access to emergency and floating support
  • charges for care, based on your personal needs and circumstances

You'll be offered a financial assessment to help you understand how much you will be expected to pay towards these costs, and what benefits you may be entitled to that could help you.

How to apply

If you'd like to find out more about Extra Care, please contact your Care Manager, or the Access for All team via Adult Social Care.

Who To Contact

Our contact centre for Adult Social Care (formerly our 'Access for All' team)

01635 503050