Extra Care and Supported Living

Mears Care currently provides care and support services to 21 extra care schemes across the country and have 10 years’ experience of providing services in these types of settings. Our services are provided in a wide range of schemes, including small buildings with a few properties and large sites with over 80 apartments. Within some local authority areas we manage services across multiple schemes. For example, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich we currently manage care and support services into three extra care sites.

Mears Care subscribe to the ethos of extra care services as we believe that they offer people a true alternative to residential care that enables those to remain as independent as possible in their own home. From our experience we have also seen first-hand how a well-run, inclusive extra care setting can support people’s social well-being as well as their physical needs. We wholeheartedly believe that an extra care facility should provide excellent care and support but also provide a community hub for the tenants living there and residents of the wider community. It is for these reasons that the expansion of our extra care business has been a key strategy aim for the past decade and continues to be as we further integrate services across Mears Housing and Care, to provide a complete end to end service offering to commissioners and tenants.

Mears Care has experience of providing care and support services to a wide range of clients and we provide support to the following groups of people:

  • Older People
  • People with Dementia
  • People who have mobility issue due to illness or stroke
  • People with mental health needs
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Those with acquired brain injuries
  • People with spinal injuries

Mears Care provides a wide range of services from low level domestic support to full 24 hour live in services. We support people to live as independently as possible in their own homes by assisting with the following areas:

  • Personal care
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition and fluid intake
  • Eating and drinking
  • Continence care
  • Accessing the wider community and social activities
  • Housework
  • Laundry
  • Running errands and correspondence assistance
  • Support to make and attend appointments
  • Basic pet care
  • Respite care for informal carers and next of kin
  • Support with rehabilitative exercises