Helping primary care to support people with dementia

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

January 25 2016
7 Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2SN

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is a not for profit developer and operator of ExtraCare Villages and Housing schemes which has retirement villages and housing schemes across the Midlands and North.

We currently have 3,879 homes within our Housing Schemes and Villages at different locations. These are available to older people in their local area for affordable rent, shared ownership and leasehold sale.

Each Housing Scheme or Village has 5 to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to our residents and up to 5,000 older people across our wider communities.

Dependent on individual circumstances we can support residents with significant assessed care needs. Residents can access the Charity’s Well-being service which helps residents monitor their health and lifestyle, ensuring early detection of potential health conditions. Residents with dementia using our Enriched Opportunities Programme® are 50% less likely to move into a care home.

ExtraCare’s award-winning Enriched Opportunities Programme® (EOP) supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions. The programme offers tailored activities for those residents with dementia-related issues, aiming to reduce the disabling effects of the condition. The programme is implemented through specially-trained support workers known as EOP Locksmiths®.

Across the communities ExtraCare offer residents a wide choice of different activities. These may include: reading groups, choir singing, wheelchair aerobics, tai chi, abseiling and large events at national venues. Every Village and Housing Scheme is supported through our Activities Facilitators.

ExtraCare has around 3,000 active volunteers representing all age groups who support the following areas: administration, hospitality, well-being and health, entertainment, skills learning, activities, resident friendship and our charity shops.

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