DH Funded Extra Care Scheme Directory
This directory celebrates the schemes built with support from the Department of Health Extra Care Housing Fund.
About the scheme directory
"This is an excellent resource, one which deserves to go from strength to strength. I look forward to supporting it - and using it - for years to come."
This scheme directory gives information and overview on each of the Department of Health (DH) funded Extra Care schemes and it is intended that the information be useful for commissioners, planners, architects, developers and providers in emulating successful schemes in the future.
The directory provides an ongoing record of the Housing LIN's project management of the Department of Health's Extra Care Housing Capital Fund (2004-2010) and Implementation Programme with 83 councils with adult social care responsibility. The work has seen investments totaling in excess of £227 million into 88 individual extra care schemes nationwide, equating to over 5,000 new units of specialist accommodation. Please note that several schemes funded in the DH's 2008-2010 grant are still in development and details will be posted on the directory when handed over into management.
The capital fund was intended to encourage Local Authorities to provide greater housing choice to older people and other people with disabilities or long-term conditions who may have support and/or care needs. New developments were designed to enable residents to live independently and remain in their own homes - where necessary with the support of appropriate care services. Extra Care Housing schemes were either new build, or re-modeled from existing buildings, or a mix of both - the crucial factor being the philosophy behind it, together with design features.
Following the announcement by the Care Services Minister of the latest DH Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund, the Housing LIN are responsible for showcasing developments funded under this programme. Details of the fund and other capital investment streams can be found on 'Funding Matters' webpages.
Search DH funded schemesUse the listing or map to find a DH funded housing scheme.
Housing with Care Locator
Another essential tool for both commissioners wanting to pinpoint the supply of accommodation based care in their areas and those providers looking at potential market opportunities is the Housing with Care Locator. Developed by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), this comprehensive database covers over 1,300 housing developments across the UK that offer care services.
Search housing with care developmentsUse this comprehensive search engine to find Housing with Care developments in the UK