This Housing LIN Case Study No29 describes the development of extra care housing for older people with learning difficulties within a conventional sheltered housing scheme in Salford. It details the key stages and features of the development process including negotiations related to moving existing tenants within the scheme, physical design, consultation and managing disruption.
The lessons learned should be useful to commissioners and providers of housing & support services involved in:
- remodelling sheltered housing
- developing extra care for people with learning difficulties
- integrating provision for people with learning difficulties with mainstream provision for people as they age