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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)

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The Fife Housing Register team are still assessing applications, but we may not be able to meet our normal timescales. Please continue to submit new housing applications and updates to existing applications and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

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

SERVICE UPDATE SPRING 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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