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The Future of Extra Care Housing and Supported Living in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council faces a number of challenges to delivering social care in Cumbria in relation to an increased demand for services alongside a reduction in overall spending.

Extra Care housing and Supported Living accommodation play a key role in enabling people to maintain their independence in their own home for longer thus preventing, reducing or delaying the need for higher level services such as residential care. 

The Council aims to transform the provision of services for older people across the county by increasing the availability of Extra Care housing schemes. By facilitating the development of new schemes across a range of tenures, the aim is that by 2025 Extra Care housing will be a viable option of choice for all older people across the county.