What role for extra care housing in a socially isolated landscape?

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Kneale, Dylan
International Longevity Centre - UK
Date of publication
1 June 2013
Older Adults, Housing and Homelessness, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This report explores the likely impact of housing with care in helping to limit social isolation and loneliness from being an integral part of the ageing experience. The report questions the ways in which living in extra care housing could lower the risk of social isolation and how this could in turn translate to lower dependency on state services. The report also presents case studies that outline the mechanisms through which living in extra care housing reduces the risk of social isolation.