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.
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.
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.
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.
This report looks at two ExtraCare Villages.
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.
The report includes a focus on ExtraCare's Lark Hill Village, Nottingham: A Successful Model for Home Ownership.
A new approach to living with dementia and other mental health issues in ExtraCare's housing schemes and villages.
Read the National Audit Office's report on the Enriched Opportunities Programme.
A comparative evaluation of seven different housing with care schemes for older people, including ExtraCare's Ryfields Village in Warrington.
A three-year participatory action research study looking at the outcomes of Berryhill Village.