Extra care housing

1. Extra care housing is a form of supported housing.

2. There is no statutory definition of extra care housing. The UK Government has adopted the following definition of “extra care housing” for policy purposes.1DWP A5/2019 Sheltered and extra care supported accommodation – New LA IT functionality requirement, 21 May 2019

Extra care housing is related to sheltered housing. Like sheltered housing, it is also designated for occupation mainly by over-55s but with higher level support and care to help residents live independently (for example, where the likely alternative might be a residential care home).

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