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”

Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2019 Eleanor K. Johnson, Ailsa Cameron, Liz Lloyd, Simon Evans, Robin Darton, Randall Smith, Teresa Atkinson and Jeremy Porteus Abstract Extra-care housing (ECH) has been hailed as a potential solution to some of the problems associated with traditional forms of social care, since it allows older peopleContinue reading “Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age”

So much more than a tenancy with support

Realising the Potential of Extra Care Housing Published on January 24, 2021 LinkedIn Martin Routledge, Helen Sanderson and Sharon Wilton Pete had a passion for dogs – he had them as pets throughout his childhood, had trained them during his time in the armed forces and had worked with them in sheepdog trials for manyContinue reading “So much more than a tenancy with support”

Clear demand for housing and care options

Source Laing Buisson News: Clear demand for housing and care options, says ARCO – LaingBuisson News Nine in ten people want to see the government widen housing options for older people, with almost three-quarters interested in an alternative to a care home if they need support. More than half of older people are interested inContinue reading “Clear demand for housing and care options”

A safe deaf place

This report by Action Deafness looks to determine a way forward with regard to the design and commissioning of housing and care services that are inclusive of the needs of older deaf people and which, thereby promoting their increased wellbeing and longevity.  It provides findings from their research into the benefits of Extra Care housing for older deafContinue reading “A safe deaf place”

Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector

This report by the British Property Federation aims an understanding of the housing options available to older people in the UK. It includes key definitions of care and support and supporting evidence for greater provision of purpose-built housing for older people. Download Report Source: Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector – NewsContinue reading “Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector”

Commission to consider role of housing in care and support

A commission has been set up with the aim of influencing government thinking on its long-term plan for social care. It will review progress of the 2014 Commission on Residential Care’s recommendations, take into account Covid-19, and consider services such as care homes and housing with care. The Commission on the Role of Housing inContinue reading “Commission to consider role of housing in care and support”

Care homes, retirement property and elderly home care – UK

This site is run by the charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). It provides comprehensive, impartial information to help people make plans for later life.

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population – Resource Library – Resources – Housing LIN This report by the CASS Business School and Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation was commissioned by ARCO and advocates a holistic policy agenda including a national plan and a key role for local authorities and healthContinue reading “Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population”