Extra Care Housing Scheme - Larkfield

Work is well underway on site for a brand new extra care scheme for the older people of Larkfield, which is scheduled for completion in May 2018.

How the Larkfield scheme will look
How the Larkfield scheme will look
The Larkfield scheme from the garden
The Larkfield scheme from the garden

The scheme will consist of 74 one and two bedroom apartments, available on an affordable rent basis, 20 of the apartments will be specifically for veterans. Those wishing to rent an apartment will need to be nominated by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, which will mean being accepted onto the council's housing register.

Extra care housing, often referred to as assisted living, enables older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible within the community, whilst providing them with a degree of support, tailored to their individual needs.

Those living in extra care schemes enjoy living independent lives within the community, with peace of mind that they are in a safe and secure environment with housing staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, should an emergency arise.

The apartments each have a kitchen, dining room, living room, en suite accessible wet rooms and either one or two bedrooms. They will be fitted with a nurse call system and have provision for a phone line, terrestrial TV and Sky. 

Communal facilities include landscaped gardens, a restaurant with sun room and terrace, lounge and seating areas including quiet areas, an activity room and a hair salon and therapy room. The scheme will have two lifts and storage for mobility scooters. There will be a staffing presence 24 hours a day, seven days a week and one hot meal will be provided daily for residents.

The extra care scheme will sit in a desirable location, on the edge of Martin Square, which is home to numerous food and shopping outlets and amenities, including a medical practice, pharmacy, post office, newsagent, library and church. 

The scheme is within easy reach of nearby towns, with excellent bus routes and easy access to the nearby A20, M20 and A228.

To find out more about extra care, click here.

To find out if you are eligible to rent an apartment, please contact Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council's housing department or our team on 01634 723007.