Establishing the extra in Extra Care

This research by ILC UK, in association with the Housing LIN, draws on the data collected from three providers of extra care housing and examines the outcomes for residents. It explores some of the factors associated with more successful outcomes among the residents, and also compares some of these outcomes with those of residents who share similar characteristics but who reside in general-purpose housing in the community. This is one of the first studies to examine the outcomes for extra care residents using longitudinal data, tracking the outcomes for residents who in some cases moved into extra care housing as long as 15 or more years ago up to the present day. This study focuses upon outcomes related to health status, usage of health services and usage of institutional accommodation