Successful bidders for extra care funds announced

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

Health minister Stephen Ladyman used Laing & Buisson¹s annual Extra Care conference to announce that there had been 16 successful bidders for the £29m funding for extra care housing announced by the minister in July last year. The funding will pay for 1,420 extra care housing places. “Most older people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible,” Dr Ladyman said. “If they can¹t stay in their own homes for whatever reason, then they do not want to trade independence for dependence. What they want is to have control over their lives. “Extra care housing offers another choice to the individual ­ a choice based on security, rights and control ­ a private home with your own front door but all the support you might expect in a residential home. But it must be more than a housing solution ­ it must be a community solution which requires the full commitment of housing, health and social care agencies. This desire to offer quality and choice in housing for older people is reflected in the successful

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