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Supported and extra care housing

There are a number of supported housing schemes which provide support so that residents can eventually move to their own home.

There are schemes for people with:

  • learning disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • mental health problems
  • issues with domestic violence
  • problems with homelessness

Housing related support can help with:

  • becoming more independent
  • applying for benefits, budgeting and managing debt
  • finding somewhere to live and setting up home
  • access to other support or community services
  • support to access work or training
  • dealing with other professionals, family and neighbours and access to advice and guidance
  • support to maintain health and well being
  • security of the home and personal safety

Referrals can be made through Cumbria County Council's Central Access Point.

Supported accommodation for people with disabilities

Fair Oak Housing Association. Telephone: 01539 720 082

Leonard Cheshire Disability. Telephone: 01539 442 500

Extra care housing

Extra care housing schemes are housing for older people who also require care services. These schemes provide an on site care team along with a scheme manager.

Schemes with homes for rent are located in Kendal and Ambleside managed by Impact Housing Association.

Telephone: 03448 736 290

Impact also has a shared equity scheme in Kendal where you purchase a share in the home. Contact Impact for more information.

South Lakes Housing has an extra care scheme at Windermere that includes dementia friendly elements. Telephone: 0300 303 8540

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