The Housing LIN Case Study No 78 summarises an evaluation of extra care housing schemes by East Sussex County Council. Decisions on financial investment in extra care housing have been given an improved evidence-base, particularly in regard to how:
- Extra care housing can play an important part in a preventative model of care – supporting independence and avoiding admissions into residential care.
- Extra care housing is a cost-effective model of care delivery; potentially superior to alternative models, including residential care and care in the community.
“…the cost of extra care housing was on average half the gross cost of the alternative placements”.
Weis, W. [and] Tuck, J. (2013). The business case for extra care housing in adult social care: an evaluation of extra care housing schemes in East Sussex. London: Housing Learning and Improvement Network, November 2013. Housing LIN Case Study No. 78.