Mixed Tenure in Extra Care Housing

This technical brief provides a comprehensive review of the principal ways of achieving mixed tenure in extra care housing developments.

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Living Longer Living Well in Warwickshire Adding value to peoples lives

Written by Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, Chief Executive of Age UK Warwickshire, and Danaë Sheridan, Chair of the Warwickshire Older People’s Forum, this blog for the Housing LIN sets out how the Third Sector in Warwickshire are working in partnership with statutory agencies to deliver a health and wellbeing model for prevention that adds value to […]

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A New Model of Care Centred around Home Improvement Agencies

In this blog for the Housing LIN, David Herring, formerly Head of Housing and Development at Papworth Trust, calls for HIAs to be better equipped to make the case for housing being recognised as an important part of the local health and social care economy.

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Growing Older Together The Case for Housing that is Shaped and Controlled by Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this. And with an increasing interest in building community resilience through co-producing and co-creating locally driven solutions for older […]

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Growing Older Together The Case for Housing that is Shaped and Controlled by Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report argues that we need to develop more housing that is shaped and controlled by older people themselves. Housing of this kind has a proven appeal to older people and it is of increasing interest and relevance to a new generation of active, independent-minded older people, who are attracted to […]

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Cohousing briefing paper Work on the wild side For developers and architects

There is growing interest in exploring non-mainstream housing options for older people, including various methods of self-help and mutual support that are often similar to cohousing principles. This briefing is the first of two from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network and is explicitly written for designers and architects developing housing and care schemes for […]

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Cohousing briefing paper Work on the wild side For commissioners and housing and social care providers

This briefing, the second of two, has been written with commissioners and organisations providing housing and care and support services in mind. The main challenge is that it is virtually impossible to quantify demand for cohousing unless and until a cohousing or community-led housing group is brought to commissioners’ attention. Commissioners cannot directly commission cohousing, […]

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Board Assurance Prompt specialised housing for older people

This report from Housing LIN in partnership with Nigel Appleton of Contact Consulting and the GGI (Good Governance Institute) focuses on the role of technology within sheltered and supported housing schemes to assist older people. It aims to encourage decision makers to better understand the use of telehealthcare as a means of supporting independence. It […]

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