Special sheltered housing/Extra care


Croydon Council aim to make sure that frail older people, who are assessed to be at risk in their own homes, can live in a safe environment and are given help to maintain their independence.  We can provide personal care and practical support as well as social activities to enhance the quality of life for the tenants.


Special sheltered housing (Extra Care) is available to people who:

  1. are aged 65 and over although in certain circumstances exceptions can be made
  2. live in the borough; are eligible for registration under the Housing Application and Transfer Scheme; or are a nominee to Croydon under the Mobility Scheme, having a specific need to be near relatives or close friends in the borough
  3. have support/personal care needs which cannot be met in their own homes.


Anyone can be referred for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. This includes people who are owner/occupiers; living in council property or private rented accommodation.

Contact Croydon Council via Social Services for Adults on the details given below or ask a friend or relative to make contact on your behalf.


We can work out how much you can afford to pay towards rent, which includes the cost of heating and hot water, and any further services such as personal care, laundry or support services.

You will be invoiced every 28 days for any meals you receive.

The application process

A care manager will visit you to assess your care needs and if appropriate a special sheltered application will be put forward on your behalf. At this time you will also need to complete a housing application form.

Once accepted for special sheltered housing, the manager from the unit of your choice will visit you to provide more information about the unit and its activities and answer any questions you may have. The aim of this visit is to discuss your needs fully, which will help us draw up a care plan with you. The final care plan will identify all the help you need, such as assistance with personal care, shopping, housework, laundry and support with medication if necessary.

The Units 

There are six units across the borough, as listed below. If you wish to visit one of the units, please contact the manager to make an appointment.

Brookhurst Court (30 flats)

The Manager 020-8771-7560
190 Selhurst Road, South Norwood SE25 6XX

Freeman Court (60 flats)

The Manager 020-8679-3587
94 Stanford Road, Norbury SW16 4QR

Frylands Court (40 flats)

The Manager 01689 847233
24 Hutchingsons Road, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0BD

Southsea Court (40 flats) 
The Manager020 8680 2831
1/41 Eastney Road, Croydon CR0 3TB

Toldene Court (49 flats)
The Manager - 01737 556101
106 Tollers Lane, Old Coulsdon CR5 1BD

Truscott House (22 flats)
The Manager - 020 8684 9263
14 Stanley Grove, West Croydon CR0 3QU

Service Details

Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk , Croydon, CR0 1EA (directions displayed on map)
Croydon Council
Service Type:
Sheltered Accommodation

Cost & Availability

Sheltered accommodation (with care)

This page was last updated on 17 August 2015

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This page was last updated on 17 August 2015


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Social services for adults
020 8726 6500
020 8760 5797