Duddon Mews Extra Care Scheme for People with Mental Health Problems and Physical Frailty in Cumbria

This Housing LIN Case study No36 describes a small extra care scheme and day centre targeted primarily at older people with dementia. It outlines various aspects of the scheme and explores some of the pros and cons of the approach adopted at Duddon Mews. It is likely to be of value to those developing or providing housing with care for people with dementia.

The following areas are covered: Scheme development and strategic partnerships; physical features of the scheme; service provision; who the scheme is intended for - eligibility; the adjoining Jubilee day centre; financial aspects; effectiveness.

Each topic is divided into a description, positives and "it may have been better if..."