Extra care housing

We have two schemes which supports 88 tenants.   

From 27 March 2017 TDBC will continue to provide a Landlord Service for two schemes (Kilkenny Court and Lodge Close).

The support and care provision will be provided by the commissioned partner Way Ahead Care who will deliver an integrated care and support service to the 88 tenants. 

Kilkenny Court

Kilkenny Court is an Extra Care Housing scheme which is situated north of Taunton railway station and has close proximity to the town centre, local shopping and community amenities.

The scheme consists of 44 one bedroom unfurnished self-contained flats with individual bathroom, kitchen and are all centrally heated by electric storage heaters.  Four of these are specially for disabled persons at ground floor level.

The flats are grouped in 2/3 storeys, linked to central facilities by enclosed corridors with lifts to each floor.  Each flat is fitted with an alarm call system which enables immediate contact with a member of staff in case of emergency 24 hours per day. 

Lodge Close

Lodge Close is an Extra Care Housing scheme which is located a few minutes from Wellington town centre, close to shops, health centre and other local amenities.

The scheme consists of 26 bungalows and 18 flats all of which are one bedroom self-contained units with individual bathroom, kitchen, gas central heating and double glazing.  Two of these are specially designed for disabled persons.

Each accommodation is fitted with an alarm call system which enables immediate contact with a member of staff in case of emergency 24 hours a day.

Both schemes have meeting halls and there is a programme of activities
There is also a lunch service the tenants can purchase

The Care and Support service is provided by Way Ahead Care

Support charge is currently £29.77 per week
Care Charge is currently £29.27 per week
Combined charge £59.04 per week