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  • A carer's guide to the Mental Capacity ActSitra, The Carers Trust and Care Charts UK designed this booklet to provide support and guidance about decision making for carers of people living with dementia. This booklet has used the experience of carers to bring alive how they manage supported decision making to maintain a good quality of home life, whilst keeping the people they care for as independent and safe as possible.
  • Extra Care and the changing face of Data Protection Compliance - More requirements, or just different ones?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.
  • St Basils Psychologically Informed Environments - meeting the emotional and psychological needs of young homeless peopleThis Housing LIN Case Study no 130 outlines how St Basils, a Midlands based housing service which supports young homeless people, has implemented and evaluated a bespoke psychologically-informed environment (PIE) to meet the emotional and psychological needs of their clients. It focusses on the transformation of St Basils into a psychologically-aware housing service.
  • Intergen volunteers compliation video This video by From Generation to Generation focuses on their Intergen programme and enables viewers to see how much their volunteers enjoy being part of it. All From Generation to Generation our programmes are designed to bring together older and younger people in their neighbourhoods to have fun, share experiences and learn from each other.
  • Housing LIN December Newsletter 2016We are pleased to bring you the December edition of our quarterly newsletter, 'Housing with Care Matters' which includes:Highlights of our 2016 achievements (cover) A round-up of latest policy developments, funding news and market intelligence relating to retirement housing and extra care housing (pp2-3) Details of how to enter Elderly Accommodation Counsel's 2017 Housing for Older People awards (p3) An #InspirationalAchievements feature of this year's award winning HAPPI scheme (p4) A selection of recent Housing LIN blogs, viewpoints, case studies, factsheets and reports to aid your learning and improvement (pp4-6) Coverage of other relevant documents published in recent months on housing, health, social care, dementia and telecare (pp6-11) Our call for information of examples of good housing and health practice in the North West for a new regional report (p11) A comprehensive update on completed extra care housing schemes and those in the pipeline by regions in England and Wales (pp12-16) New Housing LIN regional meetings in West Midlands and London early next year (p17), and Other events supported by the Housing LIN, such as two events with the National Care Forum on the future of supported housing (p17) Stay connected with us for the latest news, views and comments, and find out where you and your colleagues can get involved with the Housing LIN. @HousingLIN @HousingLINews #HLINenews .
  • Building the right home - transforming care for people with a learning disability, autism or bothJointly by NHS England, the LGA and ADASS, this new housing guidance supports NHS and local authority commissioners to expand the housing options available for this group of people who form part of the Transforming Care Programme. The guidance will support deliver the government's ambition to see more people with a learning disability, autism or both, get the right support and live in their own home.
  • The importance of a dementia friendly communityThis short video by NHS England about how important becoming a dementia inclusive community is for dementia patients and carers.
  • Building our homes, communities and futureThe Local Government Association's Housing Commission final report reveals that over the last 20 years there has been a generational shift in home ownership with rates among 25-year-olds plummeting by more than half. With access to housing at a premium, the LGA is calling for more affordable and social rented housing to be built to help people save for a deposit on a home.
  • A DEAF UTOPIA - 'Extra Care Village' for Deaf and Hard of Hearing older peopleWritten by Craig Crowley, Chief Executive, Action Deafness My vision is for the very first Deaf Extra Care village to be planned, developed, built and delivered by Deaf people for older Deaf people in England. Here residents will live in a safe, accessible environment where communication needs will be met and Deaf culture celebrated.
  • Home is where the heart isWritten by Dr Theresia Baumker, Independent Consultant, Health Economics & Social Care It is important to listen. When people who are supported by the community care system in England have family members or friends who have something to say, it is important to listen.


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