Maintain your independence in your own apartment with the reassurance of care and support when and how you need it.

Living in an apartment in an extra care housing scheme gives you the reassurance of having our care and support on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whilst keeping your independence, living in your own home.  You'll have access to a personally tailored package of care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Even though you have your own front door and can come and go as you please, there are often communal facilities, such as a restaurant, so you can socialise with your neighbours if you want to. There is parking, so you can keep a car.

Our Housing & Care Manager will discuss your special care needs when you arrive and work out a care plan package with you.

They will first take you through the core care charge that covers all the costs of providing our 24 hour emergency response care service so you know that help is always at hand. You can then choose your own individual care package tailored to your personal needs.

We offer a range of personal support services from assistance with bathing and personal hygiene to supervising or administering your medication. Practical care support could include assistance with shopping, preparation and cooking of meals, help with household tasks such as ironing or simply going with you to GP or hospital appointments. Or you might just like a companionship visit for an hour or so from one of our carers once in a while. If anything changes, you can adjust your plan accordingly with just a bit of notice.

There are a number of schemes owned by leading housing association bpha where The Orders of St John Care Trust manage the extra care housing apartments, available for rent or even shared ownership, as well as providing onsite care services:

To learn more about this service and all the benefits we can offer you, watch the DVD by clicking in the video box on this page.

Better yet call our Extra Care Housing team on 01865 748301 or email

We are members of ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators). ARCO is the main body representing the retirement community sector in the UK. All members have to abide by the ARCO Consumer Code – to download a copy of the Code that is designed to provide a benchmark for good practice within the housing-with-care sector please click ARCO Consumer Code.

Operators who sign up to the Code need to ensure that prospective residents are given clear and transparent information about fees and service charges well before they decide to move in. We aim to abide by all requirements of the Code.

Our other schemes in Oxfordshire

In addition, following a rigorous selection process, we have been appointed to provide the on-site care services at a number of extra care schemes in Oxfordshire operated by ‘not for profit’ affordable housing companies and housing associations: