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How much does it cost?

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The housing costs for renting or buying your Independent Living home are based on current market rental rates and house prices in your local area. All housing costs are approved by Essex County Council and your local district council.

The cost is broken down into six parts:

  • Housing (renting or buying your home)
  • Service charge
  • Heating and water
  • Meals
  • Peace of mind (with 24 hour emergency support)
  • Individual care and support based on your needs 

Rental rates vary for each scheme and are published on the individual properties pages.

You may be entitled to help with some of the cost through welfare benefits such as Housing Benefit, Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit.

If you would like to talk to someone about costs and what support you may be entitled to, speak to your social worker or call 0345 603 7630 and ask about Independent Living.

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"I wanted to get away because I was on my own. I feel much happier here; it’s fantastic." - Winnie