Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population

What we want: Future-proofing retirement housing in England Publication Date: 18 February 2021 Retirement communities – housing designed specifically with emerging care needs in mind – are one solution for addressing important issues around housing and care in later life. Yet only 0.7% of people aged 65+ in the UK live in specific housing-with-care models.Continue reading “Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population”

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”

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”

Tubbemodellen | Changemakers

The Tubbe model is a housing model that was developed to give elderly people power to control their daily living at home. Some of the unique characteristics of this model are how the elderly are included at all levels in planning and decision making to ensure control and quality in their own living conditions. EmployeesContinue reading “Tubbemodellen | Changemakers”

Why We Exist | Evermore Mission

At Evermore, we co-create places where older people always have love and companionship, a safety net when they need it, and the ability to lead meaningful lives in the heart of their community. Our households provide a small and homely environment for people who are typically on their own and finding it increasingly difficult toContinue reading “Why We Exist | Evermore Mission”

Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation

The key results from research conducted into the housing opportunities and blockages for people with a learning disability and/or autism. Jointly written by the Housing LIN and Learning Disability England (LDE) and published in November 2020 amongst it’s findings are included: There are now more people in their own home and ‘supported living’ and fewer peopleContinue reading “Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation”

Learning from new English and Dutch almshouses

Developing previous almshouse research, including a Housing LIN Viewpoint and an earlier Housing LIN Report, a new report for the RICS Research Trust provides ideas and examples of how new almshouses can help to meet housing need and complement local strategies for housing, care and support.  Since their origins over a thousand years ago, almshouses haveContinue reading “Learning from new English and Dutch almshouses”

Obliquity – John Kay

But a house is not simply a machine for living in. There is a difference between a house and a home. The functions of a home are complex and the utility of a building depends not only on its design but on the reactions of those who live in it. The occupants of the Pruitt-IgoeContinue reading “Obliquity – John Kay”

Housing and Learning Disability: Transforming care and support

Topics – Resources – Housing LIN For more about how localities can develop a better range of housing choices, download brochure. There are an estimated 930,000 adults with a learning disability in England, 129,000 of whom receive local authority social care support. These pages provide resources, references, tools and outline good practice to ensure thatContinue reading “Housing and Learning Disability: Transforming care and 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”