Extra care housing

Extra Care Housing

Extra Care housing is for older residents, to help them to continue to live in self-contained accommodation and allow them to maintain their independence, dignity and personal choice.

There are two schemes in Slough.

The Pines

There are 55 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom self-contained properties at The Pines. 17 of the properties were sold on a shared ownership basis* and the rest are for rent. Each property has a lounge, fitted kitchen and a bathroom with level access shower.

Northampton Place

There are 47 one-bedroom and 9 two-bedroom self-contained properties at Northampton Place. 10 of these properties were sold on a shared ownership basis* and the rest are for rent. Each property has a lounge, fitted kitchen and a bathroom with a level access shower.

*Please note that under the shared ownership scheme, eligible applicants have to buy a 75% share of the property. Hanover Housing retain the other 25% but no rent or interest is payable on this 25%.

Services and advantages

  • On site restaurant supplying hot meals 7 days a week.
  • Regular social care activities for those who wish to join in.
  • Communal cleaning and garden maintenance.
  • All properties are linked to a 24 hour alarm system, to respond to emergency situations.
  • A team of carers give support and assistance with personal needs as part of a formalised care package.
  • Emergency care is available through the night. All care is assessed on an individual basis.
  • An estate manager working on site.
  • You are living at home not in a home.
  • You have your own front door and decide who comes in.
  • Couples and friends can stay together.
  • There is a mix of able and less able older people.
  • 24 hour care services are available if you need them.
  • You get support to keep your independence.
  • You have control over your finances.
  • There is a small shop on site.
  • There is a hairdressers shop with a visiting hairdresser.
  • There is a mobile chiropody service every six weeks.

For more details call the estate manager on 01753 825671 or 01753 539733.

Who can apply for Extra Care Housing?

Applicants must be:

  • aged 55 or over with care/support needs
  • registered with SBC’s housing register for Extra Care to rent
  • registered on SBC’s shared ownership register for Extra Care shared ownership. Applicants for Extra Care shared ownership must live in Slough or have a close family connection with the area.

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