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

Retirement Housing UK Market Report

Strong potential for growth in retirement housing as interest in addressable market increases The first edition of LaingBuisson’s Retirement Housing UK Market Report focuses on specialist, purpose designed, self-contained accommodation exclusively to be occupied by the over 55s. Specifically, it covers age-exclusive ‘downsizer’ housing, retirement living and housing with care, giving a comprehensive overview ofContinue reading “Retirement Housing UK Market Report”

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”

Housing for Dementia and Integrated Care in the Netherlands

This case study looks at two contrasting examples of accommodation for older people in the Netherlands, comparing the successful care of dementia, as exemplified by De Hogeweyk, a ‘Dementia Village’, with accommodation for independent living with integrated care as exemplified by the award winning Pelgromhof project. Read in full at Source: CPA-International-Case-Study-4-Housing-and-Dementia-Care-in-the-Netherlands.pdf

Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home

Everyone wants to live out their days in their own home. It’s painful to think about being placed in an assisted living or dying in a hospital. The thought of leaving behind the comforts of home and losing independence is overwhelming. Sometimes staying at home simply isn’t an option.  The biggest reason for needing outsideContinue reading “Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home”

Can retirement communities help solve the social care crisis?

Retirement communities are becoming increasingly popular in other countries, but could they work as well in the UK, asks David Brindle. 19 April 2021 Selected extracts: ‘Every decision about care is also a decision about housing.’ There’s a lack of clarity about what constitutes a retirement community There are various descriptors in use in addition toContinue reading “Can retirement communities help solve the social care crisis?”

Future options for housing and care

Improving housing that facilitates care and support for older people This is the first report of the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support. Co-produced with people with lived experience and senior figures in the health, social care and housing sectors, it aims to provide a short overview ofContinue reading “Future options for housing and care”