What is the Council’s eligibility criteria for Extra Care Housing in Devon?

The Council seeks formal Nomination Rights to 100% of units developed with financial support from DCC.  Referrals to these units will be made for people who have an assessed care need (under the national ‘Fair Access to Care’ policy) and a change to their accommodation needs.

We will seek to manage referrals into a scheme in line with the ‘dependency matrix’ below:

  • 50% of units to be for people needing 10 hours or more of care a week (includes any dementia care units provided in a scheme). The intention is that these 25+ units in each scheme would provide an alternative option for people who otherwise might move into residential care.
  • 30% of units to be for people needing between 5 – 10 hours of care a week
  • 20% of units to be for people needing up to 5 hours of care a week