NHS costs cut by a THIRD in ExtraCare retirement communities!
round-breaking studies (2012-15 & 2015-18) revealed that care costs have been cut by more than a third and health benefits continue to soar by successfully combining health, social care and housing services for older people. The independent research was commissioned by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which provides homes for more than 4,400 people over the age of 55 in 20 retirement villages and smaller housing developments.
What type of yoga is best for older adults? – Our New Oscott Village yoga instructor explains!
In honour of International Day of Yoga, we had a chat with our New Oscott Retirement Village Yoga Instructor Denise, discussing her 20 year journey from an overly busy mind to teaching the art of relaxation through the many forms of yoga.
Trust: An essential ingredient for building healthy communities
As we think more about what best supports community this Loneliness Awareness Week, I’d like to throw trust into the mix. Elsewhere, I’ve noted that the sense of true “belonging” requires us to feel valued and understood by those we share our lives with.
#VolunteersWeek: “With everyone on board the village can’t help but thrive!”
This Volunteers Week we celebrate all those who volunteer and give their time to others. Volunteers are at the heart of ExtraCare and your continued support is a true inspiration. We spoke to Robert Passco, 75, of Stoke Gifford Village.
#Volunteers Week: “Volunteering gives you a feeling of self worth”
This Volunteers’ Week ExtraCare join so many around the UK in an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. At ExtraCare we have an active network of over 2,500 volunteers that are truly at the heart of what we do. Volunteers make a real difference within our communities, and we thank each one of you for selflessly giving your time both in and outside of our locations.
ExtraCare gets Platinum Jubilee ready across the country!
ExtraCare residents and staff across all locations are bringing their own unique spirit and preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend. Here is how some of our locations are celebrating.
“If it works in Chicago, why not Birmingham?”
This piece is by guest blog author Peter Hay, the former Strategic Director for People at Birmingham City Council. This article first appeared in Inside Housing in March 2015.
How peer support groups have been boosting community spirit at Pannel Croft Village
Dementia and Wellbeing Programme
Michael Spellman, Dementia & Mental Well Being Lead talks to us about the Dementia and Mental Wellbeing programme at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which aims to focus individually on how each person experiences their dementia, and provide care that responds to this specific knowledge.
ExtraCare discusses the Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF)
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust are pleased to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter. ExtraCare recognises that becoming a Registered Signatory is an important first step towards achieving the culture and behavioural change required in relation to the Charter's objectives around building safety. ExtraCare will now be working to ensure we embed the principles of the Charter into our organisation’s activities
Retirement wellbeing: choosing health and choosing life
It’s 17 years since the Department of Health published its Choosing Health White Paper which set out the case for active ageing in promoting health and well-being and it's 20 years (!!) since our Well-being Programme became an integral part of life at our retirement villages and housing schemes. Were we ahead of the game? Well, we like to think so.
4 ways ExtraCare are building community in retirement
Since 2019, ExtraCare’s Engaged Lives project has been helping older people find greater community. Here are four things we’ve done to provide opportunities for our residents to find meaning, connection, and that crucial feeling of belonging in retirement.