There are approximately 49,000 units of extra care housing in the UK. In England, the total number of dwellings are 42,696 and for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2,066, 1,098 and 64 respectively (source Elderly Accommodation Counsel, August 2014).
National policy promotes the development of extra care housing as one way to enable more people with disabilities and frailty to live independently. Commissioners can find it helpful to compare the level of extra care services in their area with volumes elsewhere. The resources listed below contain statistics on extra care provision in England.
Strategic Housing for Older People
For a range of useful resources to enable you to forecast and plan how best to meet the housing needs of older people, view our Strategic Housing for Older People (opens new window) pages, including the free online analysis tool - SHOP@.