Extra care schemes
Extra Care schemes, sometimes known as assisted or supported living projects, provide service users with access to high levels of care without sacrificing all of their autonomy. Our schemes operate in purpose-built properties, which provide accessible and safe housing for older people who are unable to live completely independently. Our skilled and specially trained care worker teams are onsite 24 hours a day, ready to provide unobtrusive support as and when it is required. Our Extra Care Schemes strike an important balance for service users who require high levels of support but don’t wish to yield all of their independence.
Whilst our Extra Care Schemes have a communal spirit, the care we give our service users is highly personalised. We build tailored care plans which accommodate not just the assessed needs of the service user, but also their unique preferences and aspirations. This enables us to deliver a personalised service wherein performance is measured against the outcomes (i.e. goals and priorities) specified by the individual service user. So whilst our Extra Care service users can access the benefits of their community, they can still count on getting the person-centred care they desire.
The care workers running our Extra Care Schemes are passionate about creating vibrant communities in which service users can play as active a role as they choose. In addition to developing a calendar of engaging social activities, we also run scheme-wide initiatives which help service users to stay fit and healthy, such as onsite GP clinics, nutrition workshops and exercise programmes.