Extra care (also known as assisted housing or supported living) is the ideal care solution for those able to live independently at home with some support.

Our extra care schemes enable you to move into a purpose built, specially adapted apartment with communal facilities and on-site care support for when you need it.

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With our support, extra care housing is giving hundreds of people across England the reassurance they need to continue living autonomously in a home of their own. Our highly trained team of care experts provide flexible home care visits to many living at Springfields and are always on call in the event of an emergency.

They can support you with personal care, household tasks, medication management and more, depending on the level of care you need.

Springfields extra care housing

We know that retaining independence matters to you. That’s why our extra care housing schemes provide tailored support to help you manage your daily living needs and continue to maintain your normal lifestyle and routines.

Our Springfields extra care scheme offers one and two bedroom apartments designed to support people to live independently in a home of their own. With an on-site, 24-hour care team, those living at Springfields can rest assured that support is available whenever they need it.

The scheme is fully wheelchair accessible and includes an assisted bathing facility should it be required. Communal areas, including a lounge and dining room while the landscaped gardens make the ideal place to relax.

Anyone over the age of 55 can rent or purchase an apartment at Springfields with care available as an additional service. Our team of professional care workers are on-site 24-hours a day and work alongside the scheme manager to ensure a safe and supportive living environment.

Life at Springfields

At Springfields, you can continue to enjoy independent living in a relaxed, community focused setting. The residents’ committee regularly plans activities such as coffee mornings, film nights, games, quizzes and musical events which take place in one of the many communal spaces. Reminiscence activities and Zumba classes are also popular additions to the activities calendar.

For those looking to relax, the manicured gardens provide a welcome space to enjoy those summer days while the independent apartments provide a lovely, modern location to return to in the evenings for some private time in a space of your own.

The scheme is monitored by our 24/7 care service, leaving you safe in the knowledge that help is on hand should you need it.


On site care team

Our professional care team are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure those living at Springfields feel safe and supported in their own homes. They provide a range of services including personal care, help with household tasks, medication management and regular check ins.

We have been delivering high-quality care for over 35 years. Our care team have a wealth of experience supporting individuals with a wide variety of needs, delivering bespoke care plans and a compassionate care service.

If you are living at Springfields and would like to receive care visits from Agincare, call our team today or visit your local office.

Our partners

Bromford Group are one of the largest housing associations in the country with more than 46,000 homes across central and South West England.

Landlord: Bromford Group

To enquire about buying or renting at Nutfield House, call: 01454 868005

If you are an existing resident and would like to receive care from our team, call: 01171 712017 or email: nutfieldsup@agincare.com

Frequently asked questions

Extra care (sometimes known as assisted living or sheltered housing) is when you own, rent or part-rent your own purpose-built home within a scheme that also provides communal spaces and care support. Our extra care services are commissioned by local authorities and are available to people living at, or moving to, selected schemes.

Living in your own self-contained, fully accessible home enables you to maintain your independence whilst benefiting from optional care and support packages.

Unlike home care, extra care offers a living environment tailored to your care needs and fitted with emergency alarms. In addition to flexible visits, extra care provides the added reassurance of an on-site care team available 24/7, making it the ideal middle ground between living at home and moving into a care home.

If you live in an extra care housing scheme such as the Springfields, you can receive care from our on-site care team. They can support you to continue living independently in your home. This could be through support with:
– Personal care
– Household tasks
– Meal preparation
– Washing and dressing
– Companionship
The care you receive is bespoke to you and tailored to your needs and wishes. To find out how we can support you, call our team today and book a free, no-obligation care assessment.

Unlike sheltered housing, extra care schemes are regulated and rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They inspect and regulate all fully managed care services, including our extra care schemes. Each inspection asked five key questions: Are they safe? Are they effective? Are they caring? Are they responsive to people’s needs? And are they well-led?

This level of quality assurance is not possible from an introductory home care agency who are unregulated and only take responsibility for putting you in touch with a self-employed care worker.

All reports can be found on the CQC website.

The cost of extra care will vary depending on whether you are renting or buying your accommodation, the scheme you choose and the level of care you require.

Typically, extra care costs are significantly lower than the cost of a care home which usually starts at £895 per week. With extra care, you pay only for the care you need. Unlike in a care home where you pay a flat fee for 24-hour care, in extra care you pay per hour of care used, with flexible visits that can increase or decrease based on your needs.

You may be able to get help with your rent and/or service charges through Housing Benefit (if you are renting) or Pension Credit (if you own your own home). Help with council tax and the cost of care may also be available through your local authority.

If you live in an extra care scheme, home care visits will be provided by the on-site care team. These are often commissioned by the local authority in partnership with the housing provider. Before arranging care, it is important to find out which care company provides care to your scheme.

If you live at Springfields, we can help you set up care immediately. All you have to do is call our team of expert care advisors, or talk to your local office team. They will listen to your needs and wishes before booking in your free, no obligation care assessment to determine what level of support you need. Once this is confirmed, you are all set to go. In addition to regular care visits, you will also receive ongoing support from a designated Care Coordinator who will be your point of call for any questions or concerns.

Extra care gives couples the option to continue living together in a home of their own despite different levels of care needs.

With on-site support, you or your loved one can receive regular home care visits from our professional team of care workers. Whether it’s help with household tasks, personal care or companionship while one of you goes out, we can put in place flexible care that enables you to continue living together.

This cannot be guaranteed by other full-time care options such as a care home which may see you and your loved one placed in different rooms or even different areas of the home.

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