Extra care housing
COVID-19 and extra care housing
Applications for extra care housing can still be submitted however due to COVID-19 the majority of extra care providers are currently not in a position to accept new referrals and complete the relevant assessments.
If your application for extra care is approved, the placements team will put the application on a waiting list until providers can assess and accept new admissions. The placement team will provide an update when the schemes will resume their service of assessing new admissions.
Frequently asked questions currently in extra care housing since the COVID-19Question: Are people and staff being offered tests?
Yes. Residents are able to access testing through PHE if there are suspected cases. Staff are able to access the national testing through the government website or are able to access walk in test sites across North Central London.
Question: Are people moved to hospital if they test positive for COVID and if not why?
In most cases people would go to hospital if they test positive for Coronavirus and need further treatment, but this is a clinical decision and will be made on a case by case basis
Extra care supports people 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. Care staff are on hand with a flexibility of care available 24 hours a day which is able to be increased or decreased in response to individual needs.
Extra care housing provides high quality care and support to adults who have been assessed as having needs which 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.
There are four extra care schemes that operate in partnership with Camden:
Details on how you can find out more about extra care housing are below.