'You have got to stick to your times': Care workers and managers' experiences of working in extra care housing

Ailsa M Cameron, Eleanor K Johnson, Simon Evans, Liz Lloyd, Robin Darton, Randall C Smith, Jeremy Porteus, Teresa Atkinson

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Extra care housing (ECH) has been lauded as an innovative model of housing with care for older people that promotes and supports independent living. The study used a qualitative design to explore how care is delivered in four extra care settings in England over 20 months during 2016-2017. This paper reports findings from semi-structured interviews with 20 care workers and seven managers. The article argues that, despite being heralded as a new model, care workers in ECH face similar organisational pressures as those working in more conventional settings and, in turn, the care which they are able to provide to residents mimics traditional forms of care.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Early online dateNov 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2019


Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care


  • Extra care housing
  • Social care
  • the organisation of care
  • care work
  • Older people

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