Information for developers

Norfolk has a clear vision for independent living. We want attractive housing for older people which offers peace of mind. We want to help people to stay independent in their local communities for longer.

Our analysis shows Norfolk will need 2,842 extra care units by 2028.

To make the development of affordable units in schemes easier, we have created a £29m capital fund. Developers and providers of extra care housing can apply for some of this capital fund. The fund will go towards development costs of affordable rented units. This will include schemes with mixed tenure.

When we contribute towards affordable units, we will keep nomination rights for them. This includes a 28-day window on re-lets.

You can download our specialist housing position statement. This sets out our high-level aspirations and requirements for specialist housing in Norfolk.

Help and guidance

To talk to us about the programme, you can email the independent living team at

You can also request a more detailed programme overview. This contains further requirements, best practice, and support around our capital application process.