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”

Making ratios not relationships

By Beth Jay – The Therapeutic Care Journal 1st April 2021 Reminiscing back to my time as an agency worker working in children’s homes, emotions were mixed. The excitement of a new job, meeting new people, the desire to help looked-after children and young people, and a feeling of accomplishment in getting the work experienceContinue reading “Making ratios not relationships”

Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020 Alison Jarvis  and Andrea Mountain This article is based on research set up to explore temporal dimensions of loneliness amongst older people in a northern town. As the study progressed, spatial considerations and confinements emerged as a related and equally important feature. The article suggests thatContinue reading “Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home”

What is the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in residential and nursing care homes?

A systematic review and meta-analysis | Age and Ageing | Oxford Academic Abstract Background The number of older people living in residential and nursing care homes is rising. Loneliness is a major problem for older people, but little is known about the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in care homes. Aim To undertakeContinue reading “What is the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in residential and nursing care homes?”

Exploring how to develop effective services to reduce loneliness

13/05/19 The Housing LIN has published a number of Blogs that consider different aspects of loneliness including how housing with care schemes are well placed to reduce unwanted isolation and how bringing generations together can benefit both in bridging the loneliness gap. Housing LIN Viewpoint 96 explores best practice in developing effective services to reduceContinue reading “Exploring how to develop effective services to reduce loneliness”

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.”

Community Circles have been commissioned by Wigan Council to work with care homes and in extra care housing settings

Circles make a positive difference in individuals lives and help build local community connections. Sharon Wilton, a Community Circle Connector in Wigan, writing on the Housing LIN blog says: My aim is to support anyone living in extra care housing who wants a Circle to have one. Their Circle will help them reconnect with aContinue reading “Community Circles have been commissioned by Wigan Council to work with care homes and in extra care housing settings”