Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

This updated Housing LIN Factsheet no 6, now in its 3rd edition,
describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a
brief for a new Extra Care Housing development.

Of particular significance, it has also been updated to address
health and safety considerations following Grenfell, the avoidance of
overheating and, more recently, the impact of Coronavirus on the design
of self-contained accommodation for older people. For examples, layout measures to limit infection control whilst maintaining social interaction for residents.

Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

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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