This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Viewpoint'.
- Tackling barriers to integration in health and social careResource - Added on
With the implementation of the Care Act from April 2015, this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 69 considers the issues and challenges facing local authorities tasked with securing greater integration of services and touches on the role housing could play in an emerging landscape of integrated care.
The drivers for greater integration of health and social care are well-known: an increasing elderly population, higher demand for care - for example, because more people are living with long-term conditions like diabetes - the need to develop more responsive, patient-centred services, workforce pressures and reduced funding.
- Breaking boundaries: reinventing primary careResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 68 provides insights into some of the current debates and developments in health through the lens of general practice and primary care.
It explains the NHS Alliance's vision for extended primary care and for developing social models of health, and presents examples of ways in which housing organisations are already integrating with primary care to improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce pressure on the NHS.
- Park Home Living - a good housing option for later life?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 67 explores the appeal that park homes have for many people as they get older.
Satisfied older buyers say a Park Home is a good way to downsize and they get more for their money than they would if they bought a bricks and mortar property.
- What is the housing with care 'offer' and who is it for?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 66, published to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons 2014, explores some of the findings from Adult Social Services Environments and Settings (ASSET), a research project that was funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research from February 2012 to April 2014.
The project explored how adult social care services are commissioned and delivered in extra care housing and retirement villages.
- Deprivation of Liberty in Supported HousingResource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 65 is intended to stimulate consideration and debate on two separate, but related issues:Firstly, with the new and revised and more encompassing definition of "deprivation of liberty" issued in a recent supreme court ruling, are there people living in supported housing (and other housing settings) who fall into that definition and for whom authorisation needs to be sought? What are the issues and implications for the housing sector and their residents? and Secondly, what would be the issues and implications of extending the 2 "Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards" to "supported living" settings as recommended by the House of Lords in the Mental Capacity Act post-legislative scrutiny report? .
- Safe, warm, decent housing for older people - why it really mattersResource - Added on
Following the government's response to Lord Filkin's 'Ready for Ageing?' report, the national network of Older People's Housing Champions has been developing a manifesto to take to the political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election.
This Housing LIN viewpoint no 64 Tony Watts, Chairman of the South West Forum on Ageing and the SW Housing Champion, highlights their contention that a 'joined up strategy' around older people's housing would deliver benefits to the public purse and the rest of society too.
- Independent living - safe as houses?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 63 draws attention to some of the current issues faced by both managers and front line workers when working with the Safeguarding Agenda and the Mental Capacity Act.
It also looks at some thorny issues, like the importance of the ability of staff to communicate clearly, and the omnipresent cuts in training budgets.
- Will the private extra care market take off in 2014?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 61 looks at the prospects for the 'independent' sector rising to the housing and care challenge and making its mark this year.
People are living longer lives - but how can they have a good quality of life, well into old age? One part of the answer to that question centres on the provision of housing and care choices that are appropriate to the wishes and needs of those people as they get older.
- Getting off the ground: Bungalow living - an attractive alternative for downsizers?Resource - Added on
This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 62 looks at the viability of a revival of the bungalow as a desirable, affordable option which could attract older people to downsize from a family house.
There is little choice for older people who want to make their last house move into a dwelling that is future proof.
- Commissioning Sustainable Care & Support Services: A call for actionResource - Added on
In an opinion piece for Inside Housing last year, Brendan Sarsfield, CEO of Family Mosaic, called for reform of the way care and support services are commissioned.
He highlighted that the 'Wacky Races' approach to winning new contracts drives down wages, destabilises services, crushes innovation and draws limited resources away from the real work with service users.