So, what is cohousing?

Keryn Curtis, October 28, 2020 Cohousing?  Before talking about what cohousing IS, it is important to be very clear about what it ISN’T.  Cohousing is NOT a 21st century name for a commune or a kibbutz or a student share house or whatever concept might spring unbidden to your mind’s eye. Nup.  Let’s be clearContinue reading “So, what is cohousing?”

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?”

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”

Building a multi-generational neighbourhood

St Thomas’ Gardens, Stockport Dementia-friendly care facility, The Academy of Living Well, a 70-bed intermediate care and dementia facility is planned for the North-eastern end of the site. The Academy is a new facility which supports transitional care needs including; step up / step down, discharge to assess, rehabilitation and respite alongside dementia care inContinue reading “Building a multi-generational neighbourhood”

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

The Supported Living Property Podcast

Lisa Brown discusses all things relating to Supported Living Property Investing. Visit website Available episodes: 3 days ago Chris Wild – The Care Review and property for young people In this episode Chris Wild talks about children’s care system and his concerns for the currently unregulated support provision for young people in care who areContinue reading “The Supported Living Property Podcast”

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”

Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

Maarit Heinonen-SmithAssociate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21 Exploring the vertical retirement village concept Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independentContinue reading “Vertical retirement villages: On the up!”

New age living: Can urban retirement villages transform town centres?

Retirement communities in urban areas can release underused housing, relieve pressure on health services and revive town centres. They can also rewrite our social contract with the elderly, argues Guy Flintoft (8 minute read)…read in full at… Source, The Planner: https://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/new-age-living-can-urban-retirement-villages-transform-town-centres