Influencing Policy and Operations: outcomes from the ECHO research project

The Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing Project (ECHO) was a
two year study funded by the Department of Health, National Institute
for Health Research, School for Social Care Research (DH NIHR SSCR). The
project started in October 2015 and its broad aim was to explore how
care is negotiated and delivered in extra care housing schemes for older

As part of our ‘Spotlight on Extra Care’ video series, the Housing LIN
have produced two videos documenting findings from the research team.

This film (2 of 2) looks at the findings from speaking to those involved
in the strategic and operational side of extra care housing, based on
interviews with commissioners, managers and frontline care workers. It
also explores the ways in which these findings could be used to
influence policy and practice, as well as how the outcomes from the
project might form the basis of future research.

For more information about the project please visit the website at:…

For more about the Housing LIN, visit:

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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