Extra Care Villages

Extra Care Housing is housing designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind and with varying levels of care and support available on site. People who live in Extra Care Housing have their own self contained homes, their own front doors and a legal right to occupy the property. Extra Care Housing is also known as very sheltered housing, assisted living, or simply as 'housing with care'. It comes in many built forms, including blocks of flats, bungalow estates and retirement villages. It is a popular choice among older people because it can sometimes provide an alternative to a care home.

In addition to the communal facilities Extra Care often includes a restaurant or dining room, health & fitness facilities, hobby rooms and even computer rooms. Domestic support and personal care are available, usually provided by on-site staff. Properties can be rented, owned or part owned/part rented. There is a limited (though increasing) amount of Extra Care Housing in most areas and most providers set eligibility criteria which prospective residents have to meet.

 

Fife Council has the following extra care housing:

Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy

  • 21 x Extra Care Housing 2 x Bed Bungalows
  • 60 bed care home
  • On site café (open to the community)
  • On site Hairdressers

Cedar Avenue, Lumphinnans (30 x Extra Care Housing, 60 bed care home)

  • 30 x Extra Care Housing (Mix 1 & 2 bedroom flats)
  • 60 bed care home
  • On site café
  • On site Hairdressers (open to the community)

Napier House, Glenrothes (Extra Care Housing Expected completion Winter 2019)

  • 30 x Extra Care Housing (Mix 1 & 2 bedroom flats)
  • 60 bed care home
  • On site café
  • On site Hairdressers (open to the community)

Start your Application

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife Direct. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

If you already have an application and you need to update your circumstances, call us on 03451 55 00 33. Please do not submit a new application.

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