This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Viewpoint'.
- The 'spirit of living' in Woodchester Valley Village: Reflections on life in Britain's first mutually owned retirement villageResource - Added on
This new Housing LIN Viewpoint no 82 is published to coincide with the Housing LIN's regional event in the South West: 'Building healthy partnerships to meet the housing aspirations of our ageing population'.
It offers personal accounts into what life has been like for the residents since they took on the ownership of the Village and provides insights from the directors and staff how they had taken on the role of managing the Village in later life.
- Personalisation and growing old well with dementiaResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 81 looks at the origins and some of the tensions and shortcomings of personalisation for people growing old with dementia - aggravated as they are by financial stringency.
It includes two short sections on carers and self-funders, followed by a section on specific issues concerning growing old with dementia.
- Do the generations need each other or "never the twain should meet"Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 80 examines the position of the older person within the housing system and puts forward innovative and inspirational ideas for the retirement sector in Wales.
However, the main theme has to be the need for a radical transformation of the Welsh retirement sector so that the options available are vibrant, provide lifelong purpose and participation, companionship and visitability.
- How can local government be better associated with delivering housing for an ageing population?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN viewpoint no 79 draws on PRP Architects' submission to the recent Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Commission and, in particular, one of the Commission's four themes: health and quality of life for an ageing population - looking at the role of housing in preventing onward costs onto health and social care services.
It offers an overview of the challenges local authorities face in housing and caring for an ageing population and suggests that Local Government must have a key role in meeting this challenge.
- Hatching a plan for older people's housingResource - Added on
Housing LIN Viewpoint no 78 - At a time when planning should be raising its game to meet the needs of an ageing society, the Government is progressing changes to legislation and funding for housing which will affect future approaches - for better or worse.
However, the planning system and development plans should be an important mechanism for developing policies to meet older people's housing needs.
- Meeting lifestyle aspirations of older consumersResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 77 examines the urgent need for greater innovation in the UK's retirement and care sectors, and radical transformation of the housing options available for older people.
If you listen to the media, old age is all doom and gloom.
- Forget "downsizing", think "rightsizing" to meet older people's housing needs and aspirationsResource - Added on
In this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 76, Tony Watts writes that older people could make an important contribution to the housing crisis .
- Extra Care Housing: Top tips for commissionersResource - Added on
Housing LIN Viewpoint no 75 - After spending five years commissioning new extra care housing, Paul Smith (former extra care housing commissioner, Staffordshire County Council, and now Director at Foundations) writes that Staffordshire has gone from 7 to 20 schemes, with more on the way.
This viewpoint reflects on what worked and offers a useful top ten tips for commissioning extra care housing at scale.
- Bricks, Mortar and Policy Perspectives for Intergenerational LivingResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 74 is based on research published in "Bricks and Mortar Across Generations: A Think Piece on Intergenerational Living in the United Kingdom" in March 2015, and presented before the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People in July 2015.
In particular, it:reveals that increasing life-expectancy and rising house prices as key drivers behind the rise in intergenerational living and reveals that for the so-called 'boomerang generation' (younger people who return to live with parents) intergenerational living is showing signs of becoming normalised; no longer a sign of failing to live up to the dream of independent living, and explores the contours of policy and practice surrounding homes where two or more adult generations live under the same roof.
- Continuing Care Neighbourhoods: neighbourhoods that continually careResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 73 argues that all of our residential neighbourhoods and communities - urban, suburban and rural - need to be considered as 'continuing care neighbourhoods', which are intergenerational, age-friendly and provide a network of care and support, if we are to meet the needs and aspirations of older people and the socio-economic challenges of our ageing population.