Housing with care must be at the centre of social care reform

The present situation is extremely urgent. Extra Care housing is facing a looming crisis as supply fails to keep up with demand. Of the 400,000 short fall in older people’s housing units by 2030, 61,000 of these will be Extra Care. It is not just service users who will miss out if this situation isContinue reading “Housing with care must be at the centre of social care reform”

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

Better Lives, Better Endings: A collaboration between extra care housing and a hospice

Following an initial collaboration between Octavia and St Christopher’s in 2017, the two organisations developed a shared vision for a project that would facilitate conversations, decision and plans related to how and where people want to live in the last years of life. Read the case study in full… Resource Library – Housing LIN source:Continue reading “Better Lives, Better Endings: A collaboration between extra care housing and a hospice”

Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

Supporting People living with dementia in Extra Care Housing

ABOUT THE PROJECT Extra Care Housing is an increasingly popular form of housing for older people, often as a preferred alternative to a care home. Many people appreciate the independence that having their own apartment within an Extra Care Housing scheme can offer, while also being able to access help and support, enjoying opportunities forContinue reading “Supporting People living with dementia in Extra Care Housing”

Providers of housing with care can better support people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing

A report published by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium, titled provisions for people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing settings in the UK, describes an online survey to explore the provisions, policies and procedures relating to people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing within the UK. Informed by findings collected through aContinue reading “Providers of housing with care can better support people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing”

Is this to be the cross-party decade of housing-with-care?

Just as the expansion of care homes in the 1980s and 1990s and homecare in the 1990s and 2000s was largely driven by pieces of legislation and regulation specific to these sectors, we now need the same for housing-with-care. Read the blog in full at… Source Red Brick: https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/05/is-this-to-be-the-cross-party-decade-of-housing-with-care/

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Housing LIN 29/04/21 The aim of this report is to review the existing evidence to provide an understanding of supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England. The report looks at in detail the push/pull factors, taking an extensive tour of latest national policy and guidance as well as localContinue reading “Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England”

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”