Developing Mixed Tenure Models Of Extra Care Housing

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ease its focus on more cost effective accommodation solutions to better meet individual outcomes. All care services should be expected to help people maximise independence over time and the Council must reduce long term dependence on inappropriate or unnecessary levels of care and support. More cost effective accommodation options including supported Extra Care Housing and Supported Living must be developed. A reasonable set of objectives that should be addressed by any housing/accommodation with care strategy are shown below: • More people residing in accommodation that meets their individual accommodation and care and support needs, evidenced by cross agency needs assessments • More extra care housing, exploring the opportunities to…show more content…
The accommodation is in a building or campus of similar households specifically designed to facilitate the delivery of care to people, either now or when they need it in the future. These schemes are also known under other labels; for example ‘sheltered housing’ or ‘assisted living’, or ‘retirement homes’. The aim of Extra Care is to provide people with the security and privacy of their own home alongside a range of facilities and help on the premises, with 24 hour care provision if required Extra care housing is a preventative model, supporting independence and avoiding admissions into residential care; Extra care housing is a more cost effective model of care delivery than other models, including residential care and care in the community. Shared Lives By Shared Lives we mean accommodation that is lived in under an occupancy agreement, where the premises are owned or tenanted by another person who has been approved as a carer by a ‘Shared Lives’ scheme that is registered to provide ‘Personal care’. Occupancy agreements could include tenancy agreements, licensing agreements, licences to occupy premises, and leasehold agreements. Supported Living The aim of Supported Living Services is to enable Service Users to maintain their home, promote independence, increase life skills, social inclusion and to support Service Users to achieve maximum choice and control in their lives. It
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