Other research

We have over 25 years' experience working with older people and our residents have significant experience of the services we provide. Together we've enjoyed working with a number of universities, colleges and research organisations which are keen to research our approach with respect to housing, healthcare, well-being and lifestyle.

small research

Studies and Reports

Research with Aston University's Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)

Aston University researchers are studying the effects of an award winning well-being programme that has given a new lease of life to hundreds of older residents.

Visit the Project's website

Download recent findings from February 2014

Ten Years On: A follow-up study of Berryhill Retirement Village - Janine Proctor, Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University

In 2003, a research team from Keele University completed a three-year Lottery funded project examining health, identity and well-being amongst residents in Berryhill Retirement Village. More than 10 years on, this longitudinal study explores the ways in which the Village has evolved and responded to residents’ changing needs over time.

Visit the researcher's website

Falls Prevention Strategy

There are a disproportionately high number of reported injuries from falls within Milton Keynes, given its population size and demographics. Older people are at the greatest risk of falling and of suffering a permanent injury as a result of a fall which can greatly affect their lives. Milton Keynes is expected to have a significant rise in the number of older people over coming years. Lovat Fields Village is working with Milton Keynes Council.

Research Into Care at Two of our Villages - Sue Garwood, 2012

This study looks at how funding affects care at two of ExtraCare's villages: Beacon Park Village and St Oswald's Village.

Read more about this research

"Improving Housing with Care Choices for Older People: an evaluation of extra-care housing" - The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent at Canterbury 2011

This report looks at two ExtraCare Villages.

Download Full Report

"Establishing the Extra in ExtraCare" - The International Longevity Centre UK 2011

An independent research study that shows that residents moving into The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's Housing Schemes and Villages experience a 24% reduction in social care needs within five years.

Download Full Report

Read More

"Breaking the Mould: Re-visioning Older Peoples' Housing" - The National Housing Federation 2011

The report includes a focus on ExtraCare's Lark Hill Village, Nottingham: A Successful Model for Home Ownership.

Download Full Report

Visit Lark Hill Village

The Enriched Opportunities Programme© (EOP) - Bradford University Dementia Group 2009

A new approach to living with dementia and other mental health issues in ExtraCare's housing schemes and villages.

Download Full Report

Aging & Mental Health Journal: EOP article

Read the National Audit Office's report on the Enriched Opportunities Programme.

"Making the Case for Retirement Villages" - Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2006

A comparative evaluation of seven different housing with care schemes for older people, including ExtraCare's Ryfields Village in Warrington.

Download Findings

Download Full Report

New Lifestyles in Old Age: health, identity and well-being in Berryhill Retirement Village - Keele University, 2004

A three-year participatory action research study looking at the outcomes of Berryhill Village.