Flexicare

Flexicare is sheltered housing where you rent your own property ranging from a studio to a two bedroom flat or bungalow with the added bonus of care services on site. This enables us to provide the right level of support and care to help you maintain your independence in your own home.

We have two flexicare schemes:

The supported housing staff will provide a 24 hours a day, seven days a week response to emergency calls.

  • To support older and disabled people to live independently in their own home
  • To help improve your quality of life
  • To help improve your personal safety and security by giving you reassurance and peace of mind.
  • To involve and consult you to promote choice
  • To provide flexible care and support to your changing needs.

How to apply

To move into flexicare you must be on our housing register, use the links on the right for more information about joining the housing register and to download a housing register form and medical information form.

  • You must require assistance with your personal care and or daily living tasks.
  • You must be an older person who will benefit from flexicare. A place may be offered to a younger person on disability grounds in exceptional cases.
  • You will be required to have a sheltered housing and care assessment to ensure we can meet your needs.

If you are interested in Flexicare please complete our referral form.

Costs

There are four elements to the cost of flexicare housing:

  • the cost of renting your home
  • the service charges associated with your home, for maintenance and any shared facilities
  • your support costs
  • your care costs

Flexicare charges leaflet (to follow)

The care team

The care staff are a permanent team of carers who work at Silkin Court and Fred Millard Court.  All care staff are experienced and fully trained to assist you with the following:

  • Personal care such as assisting you to wash, dress and prepare food including dealing with
  • personal care emergencies, 24 hours a day at Silkin Court and until 9pm at Fred Millard Court;
  • Practical support such as carrying out your laundry, housework  and shopping;
  • Health care including administering your medication
  • Social support such as helping you to and from social activities.

Some staff are specially trained in dementia and hearing aid equipment.

There is a senior carer on duty from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm every day.

The short stay unit

At Silkin Court we have a short stay unit where you can come for a short stay to see if you like living in Flexicare before you make the decision to move.  There is a small daily charge for this, please contact us for further information.

You may be recommended to come to the short stay unit as part of our assessment to make sure we can meet your needs.

Next steps

If you would like to arrange a visit to our flexicare scheme or find out more information please can contact the supported housing team.

There is a waiting list for flexicare and a panel meeting is held each month to discuss current applicants. Properties are then allocated by matching care and support needs and the suitability of the property.

 

Online

Flexicare Referral form

Download

Flexicare Referral form

Flexicare Charges (to follow)

Housing Register application form

Related pages

Housing Register

Silkin Court

Fred Millard Court

Contact us

Supported Housing
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

Telephone: 01438 242666
email: flexicare@stevenage.gov.uk