Extra care housing: is it really an option for older people?

Dawson, Laura and Williams, Jacquetta and Netten, Ann (2006) Extra care housing: is it really an option for older people? Housing, Care and Support, 9 (2). pp. 23-29. ISSN 1460-8790. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Extra care housing enables older people to remain in their 'own home', while providing appropriate housing and access to health and social care services that are responsive to their needs. This research explored the current levels of development and expansion of extra care housing in terms of the numbers of schemes and places and factors that contributed to and were problematic in its development. A stratified sample of 16 authorities was selected from 148 local authorities in England which had social services responsibilities: 13 agreed to participate. Each authority completed a brief form indicating its level of provision, and the leads were interviewed over the telephone. An opportunistic sample of three registered landlords was also selected. The findings illustrate that local authorities and the Government were united in their aims for developing extra care housing. However, the baseline for provision in the authorities was very limited in comparison with the number of care home places. Good working partnership between social services and housing departments was seen as the most significant factor in the successful development of schemes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: extra care housing; housing departments; joint working; local authorities; older people; social care provision; social services
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 00:45
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 07:51
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26812 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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