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  • Creating homes that people would like to live in rather than have to live in: Is there a role for occupational therapists in the design of housing?Resource - Added on 30/01/2017
    This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 85 explores the unique skill set that Occupational Therapists can bring to ensure that homes are accessible and adaptable to the changing needs of residents as they age. It highlights how first-hand experience of working with end users to find effective solutions can inform and complement the design and specifications of new build, refurbishments and adaptations.
  • Older People's Housing - We need a solutionResource - Added on 25/01/2017
    This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 83 discusses challenges the older people's housing market is facing. The future remains very uncertain and, in difficult financial times and with increased development risk, it argues that a new business model is required.
  • Extra Care and the changing face of Data Protection Compliance - More requirements, or just different ones?Resource - Added on 16/01/2017
    This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 84 sets out the challenges and potential areas of weakness facing extra care settings with meeting the current Data Protection Act and the increased compliance set down in the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The 'spirit of living' in Woodchester Valley Village: Reflections on life in Britain's first mutually owned retirement villageResource - Added on 28/11/2016
    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 17/11/2016
    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 21/06/2016
    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 20/06/2016
    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 05/05/2016
    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 01/03/2016
    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 28/01/2016
    In this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 76, Tony Watts writes that older people could make an important contribution to the housing crisis . .