I never thought Id be doing this

This report (and companion volume “We know best what we need”) look at Anchor’s Local Service Networks in Brighton and Hartlepool, which aim to test the effectiveness of a community development approach to preventative work with older people. Community development is a planned way of working, which sets out to involve people in their local […]

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The numbers game black and minority ethnic eldersand sheltered accommodation

This report seeks to find out why so few black and minority ethnic elders are using sheltered housing. It identifies various barriers which go some way to explaining this state of affairs, including hostility from residents and staff, lack of consultation and encouragement from providers, ignorance of black elders’ language, customs preferences and concerns, location […]

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We know best what we need

This report (and companion volume ‘I never thought I’d be doing this . .’) look at Anchor’s Local Service Networks in Brighton and Hartlepool, which aim to test the effectiveness of a community development approach to preventative work with older people. Community development is a planned way of working, which sets out to involve people […]

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Staying Put The Best Move Ill Never Make

This report charts the success of Anchor Staying Put projects in assisting many older people to improve the condition of their housing and ensure they can remain living in warm and safe accommodation. The report will be useful to all those who are involved in providing housing services for older people and in particular to […]

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Maintaining independence in later life

Report, based on interviews with older people, about the need to maintain independence in the home or more appropriate accommodation

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Towards 2000 Designing Housing for Frail Elderly People

A report of a Royal Institure of British Arrchitects ideas competition commissioned by Anchor Housing Association

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Using Telecare Exploring Technologies for Independent Living for Older People

The report has 3 sections. 1. Introduces the concept of telecare and places it in the context of recent policy changes 2. Describes the system developed by Anchor Trust and British Telecom, and the results of an actual field trial 3. Discussion of what implications the widespread development of telecare may have, and suggests what […]

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Promoting WellBeing Developing a Preventive Approach with Older People

The reports describes the findings of a research project which explores the ways in which local authorities and health authorities are currently developing preventive strategies and services for older people

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