What is Extra Care Housing?
Extra care housing offers independent living to older people as an alternative to residential care homes. Find out more about how we help people stay safe and active as they grow older by watching the short video above.
Our extra care housing schemes provide a non-institutional structure, which is warm and homely. We respect the individuality, dignity and right to privacy of each tenant. We seek to help each tenant fulfill their highest potential - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Extra care housing is different because:
- you are living at home, not in a home
- you have your own front door and decide who comes in
- 24 hour care services are available if you need them
- you get support to keep your independence
- offer support with your finances
- you have security, the aim is a home for life
Miranda House is an innovative extra care sheltered housing project providing 20 one-bedroom self-contained flats, the first such scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We provide a flexible 24-hour on-site support service that enables elderly and disabled tenants suffering with dementia or mental health problems to enjoy the freedom of independent living and yet with support on site.
"Careers are sensitive and deal with everyone with respect at Miranda House" Quote taken from the Commission for Social Care Inspection Report December 2008.
A philosophy of choice for individuals is central to the way Miranda House is managed. Some tenants have their own social workers from the Borough and all have personal care plans which are designed to meet their individual needs and are reviewed regularly.
James Hill House
James Hill House has 28 self-contained flats, including two flats for couples and three for guests, plus a large garden area. All flats overlook either the Grand Union Canal on one side or Horniman Pleasant park on the other.
The scheme is close to local shops and public transport. There are 4 floors with a lift to each floor and each floor has differently colour coded walls and carpets to assist tenants who have short-term memory loss. All flats and communal areas are fully accessible to wheelchair owners. There is a large communal lounge available for social activities, organised by or for our tenants and a kitchen with direct access to the garden.
Leonora House has 26 units, though 5 are specifically designed for older people with dementia and are studio apartments with a communal kitchen and lounge area. The other units are one bedroom self contained flats.