Ambition for Ageing Podcast

“The Ambition for Ageing Podcast aims to brings different guests each week to discuss ageing and the places we live, looking at everything from social isolation and loneliness to the benefits of ageing and building age-friendly places. We are joined each week alongside academics and policy makers, researchers, front line delivery staff and of course,Continue reading “Ambition for Ageing Podcast”

Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people

Amanda Clarke, Share and Care Homeshare, 14/06/21 Homeshare arrangements not only support wellbeing, relieve pressure on overstretched health services they support mental health and isolation. Amanda Clarke makes a compelling case for why we need more Homeshare and particularly for older people who were severely impacted by the pandemic in England.  We need to endContinue reading “Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people”

Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people

Amanda Clarke, Share and Care, Homeshare on 14/06/21 Homeshare arrangements not only support wellbeing, relieve pressure on overstretched health services they support mental health and isolation. Amanda Clarke makes a compelling case for why we need more Homeshare and particularly for older people who were severely impacted by the pandemic in England. Source: Why weContinue reading “Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people”

Yvonne Manson’s blog

“But social distancing, isolation, essential visiting only, is difficult. It’s difficult for everyone, residents missing family, family missing residents and staff missing their families. We’ve used technology a lot, we’ve found many Tik Tok fans among residents and staff and used video calling to make sure people stay connected. We’ve written letters, sent gifts backContinue reading “Yvonne Manson’s blog”

The value of retirement living in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping our elderly population safe: The value of retirement living in the face of COVID-19 During the first week of the UK lockdown to stem the advance of COVID-19, many news outlets reported on Doreen, Dotty and Carol, three ladies in their 70s moving in to one of their respective houses to isolate together. TheyContinue reading “The value of retirement living in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Who wants to be lonely? How housing with care schemes are well placed to reduce unwanted isolation.

Katey Twyford, University of Sheffield 12/03/19 Not all people who are socially isolated are lonely, and not all people who live in housing with care want to take part in community activities.  My research into extra care for people living with dementia revealed that people both with and without dementia valued the social opportunities affordedContinue reading “Who wants to be lonely? How housing with care schemes are well placed to reduce unwanted isolation.”