The role of Extra care Housing in Supporting People with Dementia: Early Findings from PSSRU Evaluation of Extra Care Housing

This paper was first published in April 2009 in the Journal of Care Services Management, and is available free of charge for a 6-month period by kind permission of Maney Publishing ( (opens new window)). This paper reports findings on the levels of physical and cognitive impairment of entrants to ECH compared with those moving to residential care. It draws on information collected from 15 schemes that had opened during 2006-7 and a recent comparable study of residents admitted to care homes providing personal care.