Extra Care Housing in Socially Isolated Landscapes (ILC-UK)


This International Longevity Centre (ILC) report argues that extra care housing has the potential to reduce isolation and loneliness in older people. The “What Role for Extra Care Housing in a Socially Isolated Landscape?” report, written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, identifies five elements of extra care housing which offer older people opportunities for better, more fulfilling and socially-connected living. Section headings in this report include:

  • Social isolation and loneliness in the policy spotlight.
  • Loneliness as a public health issue and extra care housing as a public health intervention.
  • How could living in extra care housing reduce loneliness?
  • Extra care housing – the magic bullet?
  • Conclusions and summary.

“Extra Care housing is designed so that each resident has their own self-contained home but with communal facilities – restaurants, health centres, hobby rooms – and assisted care all on-site. The degree of independence this offers combined with the communal areas, organised activities and specialist care enables Extra Care housing to create a lively atmosphere that helps foster new relationships and support networks”.

Read more: Extra Care housing has potential to reduce loneliness amongst older people. Housing LIN.

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Kneale, D. (2013). What role for Extra Care housing in a socially isolated landscape? London: International Longevity Centre (ILC), June 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

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