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Increased demand for extra care housing and capital funding available

We have identified a need for increased levels of extra care housing in Norfolk over the next ten years to support more of our older population to remain independent in their local communities.  Our analysis shows Norfolk will need 2,842 additional extra care units by 2028.

To help increase the development of affordable units, we have created a £29m capital fund.  Developers and providers of extra care housing can apply for some of this capital fund, as a contribution towards development costs of affordable rented units.  If a contribution is made towards a specific scheme, then the local authority will retain nomination rights into those specific units.

What is good quality extra care housing?

Extra care housing should be suitable for people over the age of 55, whose current home no longer best meets their needs.  It should:

  • Be close to shops, bus routes and GP surgeries
  • Have provision for a restaurant offer on site
  • Have facilities such as hairdressers and fitness suites (where appropriate)
  • Developments should be mixed tenure, suitable for a range of care needs banded from low to high. We expect care staff to be on site 24/7 for any emergency unplanned care.

Apply for a capital contribution

Supporting information

Help and guidance

If you have any questions about the application process or requirements to secure a capital contribution or need support during the process contact the living well team at

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