Getting hospital discharge right

Home to the unknown – key findings “In our day to day engagement, through our operations, we see many examples of good practice initiatives including Multi Agency Discharge Events (MADE), Discharge to Assess (D2A), Home First and hospital – or community-based hospital – multidisciplinary discharge teams. Many are working in successful partnerships with the voluntaryContinue reading “Getting hospital discharge right”

Older Australians need more housing choices

Keryn Curtis, October 16, 2020 “…cohousing needs to be a serious option in the housing mix and it needs to be supported by planning policy and business leadership.” More choices needed With due respect to the retirement village industry, the reality is, if you are living in your family home and would like to ‘rightsize’Continue reading “Older Australians need more housing choices”

House of Generations

First soil turned for a prototype of future care homes that mixes generations Sølund is an ambitious pioneering prototype for integrated urban nursing homes of the future which also acts as a driver for the development of Nørrebro district in Copenhagen. The building includes 360 nursing home units, 150 youth housing, and 20 senior homes,Continue reading “House of Generations”

A place we can call home

A vision and a roadmap for providing more options for housing with care and support for older people Published: 15 November 2021 This report for commissioners and managers in health and social care develops a vision and roadmap for providing more options for housing with care and support. It is the result of the researchContinue reading “A place we can call home”

Barrier Free Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare aims to make care facilities a ‘living place’ for people with disabilities The Japanese government intends to make residential care facilities a form of “living place” and promote the transition of residents to the community and the use of private rooms. Read the story in full and the blogContinue reading “Barrier Free Japan”

Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle

Lucy Series | 13 October 2021 More people are deprived of their liberty in England and Wales’ care homes than any other paradigmatic carceral spaces, including prisons, psychiatric hospitals, and immigration detention. In 2019-20 care homes made 163,215 applications to authorise deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS).Continue reading “Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle”

Should South Asian Parents be in UK Care Homes?

October 4, 2021, By Somia R Bibi In Desi families, placing South Asian parents in care homes is taboo. DESIblitz investigates whether this perceptive needs to change. In Desi homes, the importance of family, care and togetherness remains strong. It is no secret that care homes have been a taboo topic across many South AsianContinue reading “Should South Asian Parents be in UK Care Homes?”

How design can help care homes to embrace intergenerational living

28 Sep 2021 Article By: Melissa Magee, company director and architect, Carless + Adams After the last 18 months the benefits offered by intergenerational living need little explanation. The concept of different generations living together, sharing resources, skills and experience can help to build a robust community. Tackling isolation, providing support and keeping mentally andContinue reading “How design can help care homes to embrace intergenerational living”

Is co-housing the future?

“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other. The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the goodContinue reading “Is co-housing the future?”

Future housing options and alternative living for later life

Ageing Well: Housing options and alternative modes of living in later life This podcast explores co-housing as an alternative housing option in later life, considering how it can reduce loneliness and foster social connectedness, independence and community. Listen to the podcast Source: Future housing options and alternative living for later life

Ambition for Ageing Podcast

“The Ambition for Ageing Podcast aims to brings different guests each week to discuss ageing and the places we live, looking at everything from social isolation and loneliness to the benefits of ageing and building age-friendly places. We are joined each week alongside academics and policy makers, researchers, front line delivery staff and of course,Continue reading “Ambition for Ageing Podcast”

Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people

Amanda Clarke, Share and Care Homeshare, 14/06/21 Homeshare arrangements not only support wellbeing, relieve pressure on overstretched health services they support mental health and isolation. Amanda Clarke makes a compelling case for why we need more Homeshare and particularly for older people who were severely impacted by the pandemic in England.  We need to endContinue reading “Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people”

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”

A CATALYST FOR CHANGE – WHAT WE’RE DOING – Borough Care

….working with social enterprise Community Catalysts, to create a new way for residents and their families to give feedback on services, giving the opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the care offered by Borough Care in the future. Community Catalysts have worked closely with residents and their families to develop ideas and suggestions, asContinue reading “A CATALYST FOR CHANGE – WHAT WE’RE DOING – Borough Care”

UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility …

Anchor Hanover Group have been chosen as the preferred development partner to deliver and manage the Extra Care homes.   The site on Russell Road in Whalley Range, South Manchester is also the first LGBT+ older person’s housing project that has been co-produced with LGBT Foundation and the local community.   LGBT Foundation has also received Homes England funding to produce an onlineContinue reading “UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility …”