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11.1 ExtraCare Housing

ExtraCare is one important component of a continuum of housing designed to meet the needs of an ageing population where care and support needs can be focussed into individual housing developments as required.

ExtraCare Housing design and location should enable individuals to live in self-contained flats or chalets within an environment that promotes privacy, comfort, support and companionship.  The accessible environment of ECH and not just the care provision is a significant factor in enabling people to live more independently, increasing socialisation and community involvement and improving nutrition and wellbeing.