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Extra care housing workshop

We are one of the market leaders in providing advice and guidance to local authorities and others in this high growth sector. We have recently carried out a national market survey of the extra care housing market and tapping into this knowledge is essential for all commissioners and other stakeholders.

On 4th February 2021 we shared this knowledge in our workshop, along with our guest presenter Shirley Hall, Head of Innovation and Wellbeing at the Extra Care Charitable Trust, a major provider of extra care accommodation and support.

The workshop was well attended and we had great feedback from our partners and we will be publishing the survey results in our newsletter.

The Sector

The extra care housing sector is growing in size and importance. There are over 80,000 units available in the UK, with more being added every year. Over 170,000 people live in private retirement units.

Covid-19 has accelerated the shift towards a more blended approach of supporting people who need accommodation with support. Residential care remains an important component of this type of care, but increasingly people are looking for a wider range of options, supported by new developments in technology.

Extra care housing combining purpose-built accommodation, community living, on-site support and the best of technology, provides a real alternative to residential care for many people. However, many local authority areas are still not making best possible use of this option.

This online workshop provided an opportunity to:

  • Hear about the latest developments in extra care housing
  • Find out about the current state of the extra care market
  • Hear from a major provider of extra care housing
  • Share thoughts, plans and ideas with other commissioners

Save the date - 21st April - for our Autism and Commissioning workshop

Autistic children and their families face huge barriers getting the support they need to thrive. Research by the National Autistic Society has shown that children have to wait too long and parents have to fight too hard for support. IPC is joining up with with the National Autistic Society and the Autism Education Trust to share ideas about how to tackle the problem using a commissioning model and invite you to join us for a lunchtime discussion.

More details to be published shortly.