Valuations and Affordability of Extra Care Housing

This Housing LIN Practice briefing suggests that specialist valuation advice, at an early stage of an Extra Care Housing scheme, can have significant savings by avoiding abortive and duplicated costs.

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The Marketing of Extra Housing Schemes

This Housing LIN Practice briefing provides an overview of how specialist Extra Care Housing marketing services can ensure customer service standards, early capital receipts, reduced development interest and low commercial risk. It builds on the Housing LIN report, Marketing Extra Care Housing (2009), to help identify the feasibility of developing Extra Care Housing.

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Collaboration between Registered Providers and NHS Trusts Building an asset

The starting point for this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 31 is the fact that, under the Coalition Government’s health reform agenda, the NHS is being asked to save £20 billion from their budget. In order to achieve this, NHS is actively exploring ways in which it may dispose of land it owns that is now […]

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A strengthbased approach to ageing well the housing dimension

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 30 explores how older people can be better linked with communities and suggests that the key is to be found in working with the strengths of individuals and communities, in order to develop new connections and build relationships. They do not to suggest that ‘community’ can replace or perhaps even […]

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Assistive technology as a means of supporting people with dementia A Review

To coincide with the Housing LIN’s involvement in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, we have published this helpful review of how AT can support people with dementia. Co-authored by Tahir Idris and Steve Bonner, they indicate that awareness of the products, devices and solutions available is still sketchy and variable around the UK and […]

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Local Integrated Service Trusts A Sustainable Funding Model to Deliver Extra Care Housing

With a recent Social Care White Paper setting out a new direction for adult social care, this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 27 explains how Local Integrated Service Trusts could provide a sustainable vehicle for effective joint ventures between local authorities, social housing providers, charities and the private sector to develop capacity and investment in care […]

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Older People Social Networking

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 29 challenges the view that social networks are only for younger people. In fact, more older people than ever are using social networks; and not just to keep up with what their friends and family are up to. Social networks are an important communication tool and organisations working with older […]

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A radical rethink is required in the way we involve and engage with residents of extra care housing

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 28 considers how providers have approached involvement of customers in the past and whether engagement methods have moved on in recent years. It highlights some examples of innovative practice within the sector and challenges providers to also look outside the sector to find good engagement practices that might be transferable

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