Extra Care Housing and Supported Living Development Programme

To support the planned development of Extra Care housing the Council will consider:

  • Using County Council and district authority owned sites. 

  • Liaising with developers to deliver Extra Care housing in smaller settlements. 

  • Encourage private development and mixed tenure schemes, by developing strategies in partnership with district housing authorities and the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA.)

  • Encourage Registered Providers (Housing Associations) and private developers to come forward with site proposals for potential development.

  • Re-modelling of older sheltered housing schemes; and 

  • Developments in partnership with the NHS, as part of its estates management programme.

To further support the development of Extra Care housing and Supported Living accommodation the Council is progressing with two procurement routes:

  • A Grant Award Programme 

  • A Framework Agreement for the development of new schemes

The Council has currently allocated £ 4.240m in its Capital Programme to support the Framework Agreement and Grant Award Programme.