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Extra care housing in Colchester – The Cannons


What is extra care housing?

Extra care is sometimes known as assisted living or sheltered housing.

This is when a resident owns, rents or part-rents their own purpose-built home within a scheme that provides communal spaces and care support for them.

Our services are commissioned by the local authorities and are available to people living at, or moving to, selected schemes.

If you have a tenancy at The Cannons in Colchester, you may be eligible for a personalised care plan with us.

If you are a tenant at The Cannons and would like us to support you, please call our office on 01206 282819.

The Cannons extra care housing

The Cannons is a spectacular, Late-Georgian building, containing 38 self-contained flats, each with either one or two bedrooms. The classical exterior contrasts the warm and modern interior which provides a welcome and homely space for residents.

The Cannons Registered Manager said:

It’s a Late-Georgian building with pretty outside spaces and pillars either side of the main entrance door. It’s really grand inside and out. But it’s also a home for our residents. It’s their home.

Residents at The Cannons can benefit from on-site care staff who are available 24/7. This, along with a Careline alarm, helps residents to feel rest assured, knowing that personalised support is available whenever they need it.

Moving into an extra care housing Scheme is about maintaining independence and freedom. That’s why each property comes unfurnished, allowing residents to add their own furniture and style.


Life at The Cannons

Located in the beautiful grounds, residents also have access to a range of communal facilities, including garden, laundry, hairdressing salon, and dining room. A daily meal is offered by external caterers 7 days a week.

At The Cannons, activities are set up weekly to enable residents to socialise and feel part of a community. Bingo and afternoon tea are just two popular events to look forward to.

On-site care team

The presence of professional care staff, on site 24/7, mean that those living at The Cannons can retain their independence, safe in the knowledge that support is available when they need it.

We have been delivering affordable, reliable and flexible care for more than 35 years. Our extra care team has a wealth of experience in providing excellent care with skill, dedication and a smile.

No matter what your needs, our tailored care plans put you first. As a result, every individual’s care is just that; individual.


Our partner




Landlord: Colchester Borough Homes


To enquire about living at The Cannons

Call Colchester Borough Homes on: 01206 282514


If you are an existing tenant wanting to receive care

Call The Cannons Agincare team on: 01206 282819

or, email: thecannonsmgr@agincare.com



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The Cannons, 25 Layer Court, Layer Road, Colchester CO2 7HT, UK

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