Better Homes, Active Lives

The Better Homes Active Lives housing project is to build and manage modern apartments for older and disabled people in Kent with money from central Government. 

We are working in partnership with Housing and Care 21 (who are providing the housing) and ten of the 12 district and borough councils in the county.

The partnership have delivered 340 apartments in total:

  • 275 extra care apartments for older people
  • 58 supported flats for people with a learning disability
  • 7 for people with mental health problems.

What is available and where

Supported housing is available at:

Extra care housing is available at: 

All the accommodation has been built to high standards which were developed with help from occupational therapists, district managers and teams.

The schemes in Dartford, East Malling, Maidstone, Ashford and Hythe were built by United House Limited. The schemes in Thanet, Canterbury, Swale, Herne Bay and Dover were built by Denne Construction.

For more information please email BHAL.pfi@kent.gov.uk, contact your local housing department or Housing and Care 21, or phone the Better Homes Active Lives project team on 03000 41 83 45.