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Extra Care

Colchester Borough Homes Independent living with support: The Cannons

The Cannons, 25 Layer Rd, Colchester, CO2 7HT

Extra Care Housing offers independent living with personalised support when you need it. There is a range of self-contained, unfurnished properties allowing you to add your own style, with walk in showers and kitchenettes. Located in beautiful grounds with a range of communal facilities and activities on site should tenants wish to take part.

This type of accommodation offers the same security and peace of mind as sheltered housing with the additional benefit of extra care and support being available from an onsite care team.

There is a communal dining area where a daily meal is offered by external caterers 7 days a week. All applicants for extra care must have an active Gateway to Homechoice application and have had a social care assessment to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria for The Cannons.

The onsite care team and caterers are two external companies based at The Cannons. Payment for these services is made directly to the suppliers and is at an additional charge to the rent.

To find out more about the scheme please contact our enabling team on 01206 282514 or

Accommodation Details


Lounge with corner kitchenette
Walk in shower room 
Door and call assistance system


Walk in shower room
Call assistance system


Communal facilities

Assisted bathing suite
Dining area – daily lunch available for additional charge
Hairdressing salon with visiting hairdresser
Varied activities
Guest rooms
Lounge with WiFi
Mobility scooter storage facilities
Landscaped gardens
Courtyard garden


Bus stop nearby
Supermarket and florist nearby
Nearby GP surgery

Property Location