In 2004 the Department of Health allocated £2.3 million to 10 projects that were to provide extra care housing specifically for people with a learning disability who were living with older carers. The schemes are diverse and tended to be small scale . They include remodelled sheltered (the only scheme specifically for older people), private rented sector and shared ownership.
In September 2016, the DH announced a Capital Fund for Housing and Technology for People with Learning Disabilities. The £25m investment over the next two financial years (£10m in 2016/17 and £15m in 2017/18) in technology and housing for people with learning disabilities is to support independent living will provide the opportunity to make of reality of extending rights for people with learning disabilities (for more see resource below).