Parliamentary seminar on ExtraCare
A seminar on “ExtraCare” is being held on October 23 by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ageing and Older People. Caring Times will cover the event. The event is supported by the charity Hanover Housing which defines “ExtraCare” as very sheltered housing which enables frail older people to receive an appropriate level of care while remaining in their own homes. “Policy makers are increasingly viewing ExtraCare housing as an attractive and cost-effective alternative to residential care, as well as a means of building care capacity for the long term,” said Hanover HousingÂ¹s Dominic Church. At the seminar, representatives from Parliament, academia, health, social care and housing will debate a number of key issues which include: – The concept of ExtraCare – ExtraCare and residential care Â competitors or partners? – Using ExtraCare for intermediate care – Funding ExtraCare.