Research & good practice

Examples of practice

  1. Reablement beds in retirement housing (opens new window)
  2. Gwent Frailty project (opens new window)
  3. Extra care housing, happy retirement (opens new window)
  4. Extra care housing, independent living (opens new window)
  5. Extra care housing scheme in Wrexham (opens new window)
  6. Extra care housing for people with dementia in Mold - Housing LIN case study (opens new window)
  7. Ensuring Extra Care is Part of the Community in Swansea - Housing LIN case study (opens new window)

The Housing LIN were commissioned by the Welsh Government last year to undertake research and provide an independent assessment of the demand for specialist housing and the accommodation for older people (opens new window). Our independent report was published by the Welsh Government in January 2020.

If you have any published examples of practice on housing for older people in Wales that you think should be uploaded on this page and/or know schemes that would benefit from being written up as future Housing LIN case studies, please email:

On these pages we capture research findings and good practice examples on housing with care matters in Wales, including extra care housing. For useful Housing LIN Case Studies, visit Useful Case Studies.

Research reports

The following research looks specifically at extra care housing in Wales:

Good practice papers

In this section, we offer a selection of existing papers, briefings and other materials that showcase example of practice in developing innovative new housing for older people in Wales, as well as make best use of existing stock.

Other tools

SHOP tag bottom leftWe are looking to adapt the ADASS/Housing LIN Strategic Housing for Older People (SHOP) Resource Pack and accompanying Analysis Tool (SHOP@) for our Welsh Housing LIN members. We will notify you of developments.


In the meantime, see our background information about SHOP and how the resources are being used in England (opens new window). The Housing LIN and Elderly Accommodation are looking to develop a similar online tool for commissioners and developers in Wales. For a free consultation, email: