Integrating extracare housing schemes with the wider community

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By SIMON EVANS,, Tel: 0117 328 1120

Extracare is a popular model of specialist housing with care provision for older people. There are many different models of extracare in existence, making it hard to define, but its basic principles are the provision of homes with full legal tenancy rights in combination with 24-hour on-site care that can be delivered flexibly according to a person’s changing needs.

Extracare schemes usually provide a range of facilities and social activities that aim to cater for diverse aspirations and recognise the trend towards an active ageing lifestyle. Developi

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