As our population grows older and we see a new generation of older people demand services tailored for individuals, service providers have to be increasingly responsive in providing what people want and need, rather than what organisations decide to provide. The growth of Extra Care housing forms a key part of this change, offering a comprehensive housing and care service which aims to meet a range of needs in one local resource. Much of the new provision of Extra Care housing is developed from existing sheltered housing schemes. Remodelling existing schemes brings many challenges, but has significant benefits for both individuals and local communities.
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