Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

Maarit Heinonen-SmithAssociate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21 Exploring the vertical retirement village concept Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independentContinue reading “Vertical retirement villages: On the up!”

Responses to the Competitions and Market Authority Study on Childrens Social Care Provision

The CMA’s study was launched in March after concerns were raised by social work and social care leaders, including Chair of the Care Review Josh MacAlister, around the high profit margins of the private children’s home market. The watchdog invited from interested parties such as care and accommodation suppliers, local authorities, and looked-after and care-experiencedContinue reading “Responses to the Competitions and Market Authority Study on Childrens Social Care Provision”

Winterbourne View – 10 years on

This is not just about the ‘Winterbourne View scandal’ but an ongoing system-wide failure. People with a learning disability and/or autism continue to be placed at increased risk because there simply isn’t the right accommodation or support in the community to prevent admission or support people to return home. Read the blog in full atContinue reading “Winterbourne View – 10 years on”

Co-living: Dispelling the myths

Co-living is gaining momentum in the residential property sector, writes Colin Shenton of Oppidan Life (April 2021) If you haven’t already heard of co-living you are sure to over the coming months, as developers set their sights on Manchester and Salford. While the market seeks to define what co-living is and how it differs fromContinue reading “Co-living: Dispelling the myths”

In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater

Caroline CookeDirector, Share and Care Homeshare 03/02/21 The pandemic has shown how loneliness and isolation affects everyone, with many people living alone feeling more cut-off than ever. The need for alternative accommodation solutions within the community has never been greater, and Homeshare initiatives demonstrate the positive role of intergenerational living. Read the blog in fullContinue reading “In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater”

Unregulated | Children’s Commissioner for England

This report shows that 1 in 8 children in care spent some time in an unregulated placement in 2018-19. The number is increasing – a result of a lack of capacity in children’s homes and in some cases an outdated belief that children aged just 16 should be ready to become independent. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/unregulated/

The Good Home Inquiry launched to find policy solutions for England’s housing crisis

The Good Home Inquiry is an evidence-based analysis of England’s housing policies to determine the causes of, and solutions to, the poor quality of so much of our housing. The Good Home Inquiry launched to find policy solutions for England’s housing crisis

Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation

Statutory guidance on the provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation.  Details This guidance has been issued jointly by the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. It revises the guidance that was issued inContinue reading “Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation”