This might include 24-hour access to emergency support and an on-site care team, rehabilitation services, day centre activities, meal provision, a laundry room, fitness classes, a maintenance service and a base for healthcare workers to come on site. Residents can access or buy-in any of these additional services as they need over time to retain independence and control.
Founded in 1964, Housing21 manages over 18,000 sheltered, extra care apartments and bungalows in 470 schemes for older people. It is involved in many research and policy initiatives, including a two-year study of adult social care in housing led by the Institute of Dementia Studies and funded by the Department of Health.
For more information see: www.housing21.co.uk