What people say

Watch videos and read comments from ExtraCare residents, staff members and supporters about the Charity's work. (Videos open on YouTube.)

peter
In this video, Peter Hay, strategic director for people, Birmingham City Council, explains why he supports The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and its integrated model of housing, health, and social care.

He says: "These findings are impressive and great news for our city.

Peter Hay talks about the importance of mixed tenure retirement villages

lisa
Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, director of nursing at Health Education England, visited ExtraCare’s Hagley Road Retirement Village in Birmingham.

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Professor Bayliss-Pratt talks about ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme

faith
In this video, Faith from New Oscott Village in Birmingham explains how moving to an ExtraCare Village has changed her life.

She says: "I was in a bad way before we moved. I’d been stuck inside for six years. I only went to the hospital or the doctor. Since I’ve moved in, I’m doing more than I thought I’d ever!"

Read more about Faith

rosita
In this video, Rosita from Pannel Croft Village in Newtown, Birmingham, explains how her life has changed since moving in.

She says: "If something should happen to my husband or myself, we have the support team that can look after us. You really don't know what's around the corner, anything can happen."

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barry
In this video, Barry from Hagley Road Retirement Village in Birmingham explains how using the gym regularly is helping him.

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Barry talks about the impact of living in the Village on his wife, who is profoundly deaf.


chrissie
In this video, Chrissie, Well-being Advisor at Lark Hill Village, talks about how she works with GPs.

She says: "I work with GPs and organise things like flu vaccine clinics, and run a few groups – chair-based exercise and weight management are both popular. Every day is a school day. I’m always learning!"

Read more about Chrissie

 june
In this video, June from Hagley Road Village in Birmingham talks about her experiences with dementia. Read more about June

Also in this video, Carol, ExtraCare's EOP Locksmith, explains how she has helped June. Read more about ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme


arthur

In this video, Flo from Lark Hill Village in Nottingham talks about her experiences with Chrissie, the Village's Well-being Advisor.

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arthur

In this video, Arthur from Lark Hill Village in Nottingham talks about how Chrissie, the Village's Well-being Advisor, saved his life.

Read more about Chrissie

 

 

 michaelvoges
Michael Voges, chief executive of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), comments on ExtraCare’s integrated model of health, housing and social care:


"The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s unique model demonstrates that when this integration is achieved holistically, older people really benefit and public costs come down. This Charity’s research with Aston University should influence professionals and politicians looking to fund innovation that delivers better health, housing and social care provision for our ageing population."

Read more about ARCO

Mabel and Carol
The three-year study was led by Dr. Carol Holland, director of Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), at Aston University in Birmingham.

Dr. Holland said:

"The ExtraCare Charitable Trust model combines health and care, support and preventive strategies, in an environment in which active engagement is very accessible."


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Mixed tenure retirement villages

In this video, Peter Hay, strategic director for people, Birmingham City Council, explains why he supports The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and its integrated model of housing, health, and social care.

He says: "These findings are impressive and great news for our city.

WATCH THE VIDEO