How do I apply?
How do I apply?
- download an application form here
- pick up a paper copy from our GHA offices
- get a form from the Housing Reception at Edward T Wheadon House, Le Truchot.
If you would like help completing the application form please contact the GHA.
What happens after I send in my application form?
The Scheme Manager of your chosen extra care development will contact you. They will arrange a time to visit your home to talk about your care and support needs and to assess the suitability of your current accommodation. They may want to write to your doctor and any other health and social care professionals involved in your care, but they will not do so without asking your permission.
If the Scheme Manager decides that your care and support needs do not meet the eligibility criteria, but your property could be modified to improve your quality of life they will, with your permission, refer their findings to Housing or other health agencies, who will discuss your options with you. Housing will look to see if you can be moved to accommodation that better meets your needs. If you are not in social housing, Housing will tell you if you are eligible to apply.
The Needs Assessment Panel might disagree with the Scheme Manager and decide that the level of care you require is too low, or too high, for extra care housing.
In either scenario your application will be referred back to Housing. Additionally, if your care needs are too high for extra care, the Panel will refer your case to the social work team within the Health and Social Care team.
Whatever the Panel decides with regards to your care needs, you can ask for the decision to be reviewed.
It depends on your circumstances and how often an extra care flat becomes available.
When an extra care flat becomes available, the Scheme Manager will meet with the Nominations Panel. They will decide who should be offered the flat from the waiting list. The Nominations Panel is made up of representatives from the GHA and Health and Social Care.
Each extra care housing development aims to have a mix of ages and an equal mix of people with low, medium and high care and support needs. In addition if a person can afford partial ownership then they will not be offered a rented flat.
The Nominations Panel will therefore offer each available flat to someone from its waiting lists based on a number of different factors. This means that it may not be the person who has been waiting the longest or has the highest care and support needs.
If you are offered a flat at a different development to the one you selected on your application form, you have the right to turn down the offer. If you turn down an offer from your preferred development without good reason, you will be taken off the waiting list and asked to reapply when you are ready for extra care housing.