This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Viewpoint'.
- Incentives for downsizing - oiling the wheels of the housing market system Resource - Added on
Housing LIN Viewpoint No 54 - At a time when government is creating 'entry level' incentives to encourage people into homeownership under the 'Help to Buy scheme, should we also be looking at a range of incentives to help older people to downsize to free up much needed larger accommodation?Recent think tank papers and media interest have suggested that the lack of housing choice is a turn-off for older people looking to downsize.
In this viewpoint by Bob Line, we look at how the housing market can gear itself up to assist "downsizers" and the types of financial instruments that could potentially incentivise timely moves.
- Future perfect, designer labels for an ageing societyResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 53 is the latest in a selection of resources that consider in detail the built environment and the physical design criteria that can meet the housing needs and lifestyle choices of older people.
However, this thought-provoking viewpoint takes wider a look at designing for inclusion and, in particular, how by focussing on clever, accessible design, this too can accommodate the needs and aspirations of older people.
- Food for thought: Catering in extra care housingResource - Added on
In this Housing LIN Viewpoint No 52, the author, a specialist in diet, nutrition and catering, outlines the importance of good quality food in the health and wellbeing of older people and how the housing and care industry needs to embrace the opportunity of expecting more from the catering than simply providing "fuel".
The focus at mealtimes should be about creating an experience for guests and delicious quality food.
- What is the Future of Supported Housing?Resource - Added on
In this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 51, the author considers the history of supported housing, where we are now and where we might go in the future.
He argues that supported housing has provided an important service for vulnerable people in the community for a long time but always seems to be under a review of one kind or another and its future never seems to be clear and every opportunity seems to be uncertainty.
- Sharing hope: Extra help for extra care housing Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 50 looks at one of a range of shared equity products available for home ownership in extra care housing.
Older people are looking at a variety of tenure options to live out their lifestyle choices.
- Lifelong neighbourhoods: How older people can add valueResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 49 deals with changing the way we plan and develop our towns and cities to meet the needs of an ageing population.
It is written in a form that might act as a manifesto for groups wanting to build somewhere different and live in different ways.
- A new era of accommodation for the Third Age: Constructing excellenceResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 48 sets out how the construction industry is embracing emerging trends in building for older people, with a focus on flexibility and affordability.
- Older people: The new kids on the blockResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 47 gives a personal account of what is stopping the development of good quality, affordable housing and offers some insightful steps on how these could be best overcome.
The author emphasises that despite good intentions, little housing for older people is being planned or built and a clear starting point must be a much better understanding of older people's housing needs.
- An older person's perspective on the housing landscape in EnglandResource - Added on
In this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 46, the author states that there is a lack of awareness of the whole picture of housing and the place and importance of Extra Care Housing.
He advocates that if we are to have social mobility in the housing sector in England a change must take place in understanding all aspects of housing and the part each plays in providing real choices for all, enabling people to make the right move at the right time, including meeting the needs and aspirations of older people.
- What about the other 95%?Resource - Added on
Housing LIN Viewpoint no 45 - At a recent seminar about housing for older people, it was mentioned that the amount of specialist housing for older people was about 5% or less.
This means that 95% of the population of older people who are ageing at the same time, are being encouraged to remain in their family homes for the rest of their lives, the majority of whom are owner occupiers with no mortgage.