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ExtraCare's Wellbeing Programme

Lead service provider/commissioner


The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Type of knowledge

Type of knowledge:

Project evaluation

Type of evaluation:

Outcome evaluation; Survey; Focus group; Interviews

Prevention service description

ExtraCare’s Wellbeing Service now employs over 25 Wellbeing Advisors who are mostly qualified nurses; to both empower residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via a ‘Wellbeing assessment’. Each assessment typically covers a range of tests and common conditions, including blood pressure, cholesterol level, urine, diet, fitness, sleep, diabetes and osteoporosis. As required, residents can be referred to their doctor for treatment or offered further advice by their Wellbeing Advisor. Progress is supported through follow-up assessments, wellbeing talks or even gym sessions (e.g. to support falls prevention), as appropriate to each resident's needs.

Linked to the Wellbeing Service, ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme® (EOP) supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions. The programme offers tailored activities, aiming to reduce the disabling effects of the condition. The programme is implemented through 25+ specially-trained support workers known as EOP Locksmiths®.

Intervention/service type:

Intermediate care and reablement; Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Information and advice; Community services; Low-level support; Social prescribing; Self-care; Housing support

Target client group(s):

Older people; Adults with long-term health conditions; Adults with learning disabilities; Adults with mental health problems; Adults with physical disabilities; Vulnerable adults

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