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Social well-being in extra care housing

The well-being of older people is an important issue for policy across health, housing and social care, and local authorities are increasingly considering extra care as a way of replacing older models of residential care provision and addressing low demand for traditional forms of sheltered housing. The researchers interviewed residents and managers from six extra care housing schemes in England to explore their experiences.

The report concludes that the social well-being of tenants should be a major consideration in the planning, designing and management of extra care housing and they identify a range of factors that need to be taken into account.

Simon Evans
Sarah Vallelly
Joseph Rowntree Foundation