About The Scheme
Watling Court is The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s flagship extra care housing scheme, which combines living independently in your own apartment with support, care and companionship.
Extra care housing schemes attempt to eliminate loneliness amongst older people through the creation of a community, tenants are encouraged to be independent in their own homes but have use of the communal areas for social activities.
“Extra care” refers to tenancy-based accommodation where the tenant lives in their own apartment – for which they pay rent – but receives care and support from a care provider of their choice. Typically, an extra care housing scheme contains upward of 50 such apartments in a building which also provides a restaurant where tenants and their guests can enjoy a meal at lunch time and share some communal areas where residents can enjoy each other’s company or take part in activities organised by themselves of staff based at the scheme. They are not required to eat with other residents or socialise with them – they are free to use their apartments as they would if in the wider community. However, living in an extra care scheme is like living in a small community where companionship is available for those who want it, and where isolation and loneliness can be overcome.
Spread over three-storeys, the scheme boasts 56 spacious apartments. Moving around the home is easy as all corridors are wide enough for wheelchairs and are fitted with handrails; a lift operates between three floors for those unable to manage the stairs.
Apartments have one or two bedrooms and are spacious and modernly decorated. They have been designed with your independence in mind, from the raised ovens and plug sockets to the simple turn taps, we have thought of everything, so you don't have to.
People interested in moving into Watling Court will need to meet certain eligbility criteria, they must be:
- Aged 55 or over
- Have a care need assessed at a minimum of 3.5 hours per week
- Nominated by Gravesham Borough Council
At a Glance
Extra Care Schemes, Dementia Care, End of Life Care, Parkinson's Care
56 apartments, 1 & 2 beds