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Extra care housing

Extra care housing supports people who have social care needs to live independently in their own home, whilst maintaining their privacy within an accommodation-based setting.  This type of housing is designed to support people to live an active, independent and fulfilling life. 

The scheme provides high quality care and support to adults who have been assessed as having needs that are eligible for social care funding, including those arising from varying degrees of physical frailty, learning disability, mental ill health and cognitive impairment, including dementia, or a combination of these.

Also, care staff are on hand with a flexibility of care available 24 hours a day which can be increased or decreased in response to individual needs.

In Camden, there are five extra care schemes:

Charlie Ratchford Court

Charlie Ratchford Court is a brand new extra care scheme in Chalk Farm which recently opened to its first residents.

Staff at the scheme support the people who live there in a different way to traditional care settings.  They work with people to co-produce their support, focusing on their strengths and what matters to them, rather than the things that they can’t do.  Support is flexible, high-quality and helps people to live as independently as possible.

Charlie Ratchford Court provides 38 flats (32 one bed and six two bed, all with outdoor space).  There is a range of accessible and adaptable facilities and both indoor and outdoor communal space, as well as a shared lounge, a health and wellbeing suite and a guest suite for when family and friends visit.  People living at Charlie Ratchford Court are offered a daily freshly cooked meal.   

When social distancing restrictions lift, a café-style space, courtyard gardens and flexible space will be made available to both residents and the community.  There will also be a programme of activities developed with the people who live in the scheme.

The other four extra care housing schemes are operated in partnership with Camden Council. They are:

Covid-19 and extra care housing

Applications for extra care housing

Applications for extra care housing are being accepted and being assessed.

If you are interested in finding out whether Charlie Ratchford Court might be for you, please contact the service on 020 7974 4084 or email charlieratchfordcourt@camden.gov.uk

For all other extra care schemes please contact Georgia.Ramsay@camden.gov.uk for further details.

Accessing Covid-19 tests

Residents are able to access testing through Public Health England if there are suspected cases. Staff are able to access the national testing programme through the government website or are able to access walk in test sites across North Central London.

In most cases, residents who test positive for coronavirus would go to hospital if they require further treatment, but this is a clinical decision and will be made on a case by case basis.

If you are interested in applying for extra care housing at Charlie Ratchford Court or would like further information or a copy of the brochure, please contact the service.

Telephone: 020 7974 4084

Email: charlieratchfordcourt@camden.gov.uk

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