The Future for Extra Care Housing

“A lot of the time we’re thinking about ‘Where shall I live?’ But the
bigger question is ‘How? How will I live? How do I want to be
supported? Who do I want to live with me?’”

In this film, contributors to the series consider the possible future
for Extra Care Housing, and outline ways in which the specialist housing
market might adapt to our changing society. From Co-housing and
intergenerational living, to specialist schemes, new urban centres and
digital integration – the possibilities are as diverse as our older
generation themselves.

But we are also reminded of some crucial factors for success: funding,
private investment, legislative change and, perhaps most importantly,
listening to the people with lived experience. We hope this series has
contributed to this last point, and look forward to bringing you more as
the future for Extra Care Housing unfolds.

Directed and produced by Chris Powell for the Housing LIN.

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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