Key Older People Subjects

Design

Resources about design of general housing and extra care provision to meet the needs of older people.

User Involvement

Information about involving older people in service development and evaluation.

Minority Groups

How to make housing services responsive to the needs of older people from black & minority ethnic groups.

Provision

Policy and examples of types of housing related support including telecare, personal support and workforce/staffing.

Health & wellbeing

How to promote the social and mental wellbeing and social inclusion of older people through housing support.

Personalisation

Ways to respond to individual circumstances, including individual budgets, equity based products and dignity.

Planning

Resources that suggest good practice in planning to meet the needs of older populations both through support related to general housing and to more specialized provision.

Key resources

Future of an ageing population: evidence review

This report from Foresight, Government Office for Science examples what are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040.

More Choice, Greater Voice - a toolkit for producing a strategy for accommodation with care for older people

A toolkit prepared specifically to accompany the government's new National Housing Strategy for an Ageing Society to offer guidance to commissioners and providers to enable them to produce accommodation and care strategies for older people.

Growing Older Together: An Overview of Collaborative Forms of Housing for Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this.

Growing Older Together: the development and promotion of resident-led models of housing with care for older people

This Housing LIN Practice Briefing outlines the work being undertaken to capture examples of practice of resident-led housing for older people. 

Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

This ILC report explores older peoples' attitudes towards moving, the pros and cons of downsizing and provides evidence to help inform the public debate about the role of housing stock held by older people.

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