Individuals with dementia living in extra care housing: an initial exploration of the practicalities and possibilities

Cover Dementia Report

This Housing LIN Report draws together the responses from a national questionnaire we sent earlier on in 2016, which aim was to gather a national picture of how organisations support people with dementia to move into or to stay within an extra care scheme.

The findings suggest a variable knowledge base about dementia design, but a strong commitment from individual managers and schemes to do their best for people with dementia. Future research resulting in best practice guidelines could be helpful for supporting all those involved in commissioning, designing, developing, and operating extra care housing schemes to appropriately support individuals with dementia to live as well as possible.