Housing with care
Living independently can become challenging for some people as they get older. Extra care or housing with care facilities provide a suitable alternative to some people, allowing them to stay in a home with its own front door and private space whilst the additional communal facilities and personal care support available can provide social activities and prevent the need to move to a care home.
Newark and Sherwood District Council run four independent living housing schemes across the district. Further information on the additional extra care schemes available across Nottinghamshire are shared on Nottinghamshire County Council website.
Designed for independent living
Within all our extra care properties the Careline service is included within the service charge.
Our team of cooks based across the sites provide freshly prepared meals consisting of main course and dessert as well as creating delicious treats for the communal events.
The onsite team provide non-care based support to residents and arranging activities such as games afternoons and performances from local groups.
Gladstone House, Newark
Gladstone House is an extra care development for over 65's just off Bowbridge Road in Newark.
Built to meet the needs of our community, it’s a modern facility, designed specifically to allow people to live life to the full, independently and safely, as their needs change over time. The care service available is tailored to suit different needs.
Gladstone House comprises 60 one and two bedroom apartments over three levels, including 40 with extra care services. Apartments are allocated through the existing housing register and through nominations from Nottinghamshire County Council for those requiring extra care.
The interiors have been specially designed to ensure they works for anyone requiring extra care, including those with low level dementia. Residents can enjoy spacious and bright communal areas, a hairdressing salon and hobby rooms. There’s also a sensory garden and a commercial kitchen where our cooks create a hot two course lunch on a daily basis for residents.
Features to make life easier for residents include:
- designated charging spaces for mobility scooters
- lift access to upper floors
- wet rooms
- assisted bathing rooms
- guest rooms
- underfloor heating
The scheme is the result of a successful bid for £1.5m of funding from the Department of Health’s Extra Care and Support Programme, administered by Homes England, alongside funding from Newark and Sherwood District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
Broadleaves is a housing with care development for over 60's that opened in 2021.
Built to meet the needs of our community, Broadleaves is a modern facility designed specifically to allow people to live independently and safely as their needs change over time. The care service available is tailored to suit individual's different needs.
Broadleaves has 30 apartments and 10 two-bedroom bungalows, with 20 apartments designated for people with daily care needs. The onsite care team supports these residents and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The building has a range of communal facilities all residents can use, including:
- communal lounge/dining room
- cinema room
- guest room
- hairdressing salon
Vale View, Newark
Vale View is a development of 51 apartments (of which 32 are owned by the Council) and 4 two bedroom bungalows on Grange Road in Newark. The accommodation is suitable for people of any age with a range of support needs.
Lifts provide access to upper floors and onsite support from our team provides additional reassurance for residents as well as through the Careline service. An onsite care team employed by the County Council provides help with personal or domiciliary care for residents that require additional support. Communal facilities are all located on the ground floor and include a mature garden.
Armstrong Gardens, Bilsthorpe
Armstrong Gardens in the village of Bilsthorpe is a mix of extra care and general needs properties for residents aged over 60s.
This development caters for a wide range of people with different requirements with lots of amenities close by.
There are 6 two-bedroom bungalows for general needs residents and 9 two-bedroom bungalows for extra care residents.
The onsite care team is there to support those living in the extra care properties and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Each property includes:
- wheelchair access
- a wet room
- fitted kitchen
- air source heating
- a very own garden space
Shops are only a short distance away and include grocery shops, food takeaways, pharmacies and a library.
Burton Court Community Centre is also nearby and provides social activities including chair based exercise, coffee mornings and bingo in the afternoons.