HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 c1651W
Dr. Whitehead

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what definition of extra care housing his Department uses in collecting Supporting People mapping data. [175249]

Yvette Cooper

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has not issued a specific definition of extra care housing for the purposes of Supporting People mapping data. The relevant guidance does, however, include a definition of very sheltered housing for older people assheltered accommodation for physically or mentally frail older people, with on-site support and enhanced communal facilities, specialist design features and the capacity to offer a range of care and support services".

Most extra care housing would, in practice, fall within this definition.

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