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 …”

The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The RE-COV Study findings make essential reading on how the sector mobilised quickly to respond to COVID-19 related deaths in their schemes last year, especially when much of the spotlight was on the crisis in care homes at that time. Download the Executive Summary The RE-COV Study reveals: The overall lower than expected proportion ofContinue reading “The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020 Alison Jarvis  and Andrea Mountain This article is based on research set up to explore temporal dimensions of loneliness amongst older people in a northern town. As the study progressed, spatial considerations and confinements emerged as a related and equally important feature. The article suggests thatContinue reading “Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home”

Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).

Policy implications Providers should provide staff training on social inclusion, focused on LGBT issues. Training methods should include co-produced sessions with the LGBT community and use storytelling to foster inclusion and mutual understanding. Social inclusion needs to be approached as a collective responsibility by all those involved in the life of the home. Care homesContinue reading “Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).”

Limelight – Old Trafford, Manchester

Limelight is a pioneering project which sits at the very heart of the Old Trafford master plan, a strategic development within Trafford Housing Trust’s vision to regenerate the area. The development integrates 81 extra care apartments into a development which also incorporates the relocation of two GP surgeries and associated health facilities, space for theContinue reading “Limelight – Old Trafford, Manchester”

Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Health-is-made-at-Home-Hospitals-are-for-Repairs/ Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)