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Welcome to the Housing LIN blogs' page. We like to be at the forefront of providing latest news, views and resources on housing with care matters. On this pages, we have pulled out a selection of thought-provoking blogs from contributors who have helped to shape our understanding and thinking on a diversity of housing and related care and support.

If you would like to share your ideas, views, and aspirations for a better housing for older people and people with long term conditions. Contact us at: info@housinglin.org.uk

Housing in later life in Wales: Building the climate for changePublished on Monday, 13 February by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, founder and managing director of the Housing LIN

Prioritising our ageing population in the planning systemPublished on Monday, 13 February by the Housing LIN - Written by Gary Day, Land and Planning Director at McCarthy & Stone.

Integrated lives: building healthier homes and communitiesPublished on Monday, 13 February by the Housing LIN - Written by Joe Reeves, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs, Midland Heart. Adapted from an article in Public Finance, December 2016

The baby boomers come of age - and open up a marketPublished on Tuesday, 7 February by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, founder and managing director of the Housing LIN

A DEAF UTOPIA - 'Extra Care Village' for Deaf and Hard of Hearing older peoplePublished on Monday, 19 December by the Housing LIN - Written by Craig Crowley, Chief Executive, Action Deafness

Home is where the heart isPublished on Thursday, 15 December by the Housing LIN - Written by Dr Theresia Baumker, Independent Consultant, Health Economics & Social Care

Supporting people with dementia at home - some practical tipsPublished on Monday, 12 December 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Vicky Loewer, an Admiral Nurse on Admiral Nursing Direct.

Systems Thinking, Wicked Issues and LeadershipPublished on Monday, 28 November 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Louise Beard, Director of Housing, Assets and Communities at Coastline Housing and a member of the Housing LIN SW Leadership Set.

Reflections on System LeadershipPublished on Monday, 28 November 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written Jeremy Moyse, Strategic Development Manager, Swindon Borough Council

Home is where the health isPublished on Monday, 31 October 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Plenty of food for thought to address my housing in retirementPublished on Monday, 31 October 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Judith Appleton, a retired Social Nutritionist

UK Government needs to think about older buyers not just those starting on housing ladderPublished on Tuesday 18 October 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Charlotte Cook, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood

Supporting older people in a strengths-based wayCo-published by the Housing LIN and RiPfA on Monday 10 October 2016 - Written by Imogen Blood, Director of Imogen Blood & Associates

Older people deserve accommodation that meets their needs and desiresPublished on Monday, 26 September 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Nick Sanderson, Chief Executive, Audley Retirement

Future proofing our homes and neighbourhoods: time to get back to basicsPublished by the Centre for Ageing Better on Wednesday, 7 September 2016. Reproduced with their permission by the Housing LIN on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.

Building resilience: Climate Change, Homes, Health and CulturePublished on Monday, 9 August 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Trude Silman, member of the Leeds Older People's Forum

Even amidst life - and sunshine - there is deathPublished on Friday, 22 July 2016 as an online opinion piece in E-Hospice news - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Beginning to have conversations about mental health in later life housing settingsPublished on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jolie Goodman, Manager & Lead Facilitator, Standing Together Project, Mental Health Foundation

Baby boomers can lead us from 'new age' to CollaborAGEPublished on Monday, 4 July 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Could front line workers hold the key to improving care in social housing?Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA - The Voice of Technology Enabled Care

Could it be the Golden Years for the Internet of Things?Published on Monday, 20 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Leon Rudd, Director of Integrated Healthcare, Appello

Building resilient intergenerational communitiesPublished on Thursday, 16 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Professor Norma Raynes, Executive Director, from Generation to Generation

The right move?: it's difficult making housing decisions in later lifePublished on Monday, 13 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Barbara Davies, founder of The National Care Line

Happy to be involved in HAPPI3Published on 9 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Steve Sadler, CTO, Tunstall Healthcare talks about his experience of giving evidence to the Housing and Care for Older People APPG

Revolutionising care with life-enhancing technologiesThis blog first appeared as an online article in Building Better Healthcare on Thursday, 26 May 2016 and reproduced with permission on Monday, 6 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Back to the future with homes for multi-generational livingPublished on 1 June 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Charlotte Cook, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Home is where your heart is, whatever your agePublished on 21 May 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Rachael Docking, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better

A new Mayor's AGEnda: Homes for older LondonersPublished on 16 May 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Social workers must embrace telecare for service users to realise full benefitsPublished on 18 April 2016 by Community Care - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

A home is not just for lifePublished on 6 April 2016 by eHospice UK - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

A healthy bridge to housing? Spanning the gapPublished on 15 February 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Patrick Fowler, Founder & Consultant, Navig8 Consultancy Services

Where now for extra care housing - lessons from residential carePublished on 12 January 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Dr Kate Hamblin, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford

2016 could yet sow the seeds for a bountiful harvestPublished on 7 January 2016 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing LIN

Green spaces, blue spaces: garden cities re-thought?Published on 21 December 2015 by the Housing LIN - Written by Jill Stewart, Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich

Smart Hamlets: Putting people and communities at the heart of developmentPublished on 14 December 2015 by the Housing LIN - Written by Michael Clinton, Director, Initiative Homes Ltd, A Schumacher Institute Company

Seizing the strategic opportunity in Wales: our ageing population & housingPublished on 3 December 2015 by the Housing LIN - Written by Tamsin Stirling, independent housing consultant, and former housing adviser to the Welsh Government

Housing and Planning Bill 2015 - What's in it for the Older Person?Published on 26 November 2015 by the Housing LIN - Adapted with permission from an article that first appeared in 24 Dash - Written by Charlotte Cook, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

When will extra care housing be ready for BIM?Published on 18 November 2015 by the Housing LIN - Written by Philip Stephenson, Senior Architect, place : architecture

Older people hold the key to solving the housing crisisPublished on 16 November 2015 by the Housing LIN - Written by Spencer McCarthy, Chairman, Churchill Retirement Living

Putting public health, planning and housing on national and local agendasPublished 03 November 2015 - Written by Professor John R Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health of the UK Medical Royal Colleges

A place to call home opens new windowPublished 2 November 2015 - In his latest blog for the HCA, Jeremy Porteus, Chair of its Vulnerable and Older People Advisory Group, explains why the recent World Homeless Day's strapline, locals act locally on a global scale, couldn't be more poignant.

Rightsizing not downsizing for last-time-moversPublished 21 October 2015 - Written by Anthony Brand, Strategy Manager, Homes and Communities Agency

Getting down to it: A possible way of facilitating downsizing for older peoplePublished 21 October 2015 - Written by Rachel Terry, independent consultant and a member of CIH's Influence Board

Blaming the baby boomers for the housing crisis ignores the real issue: a lack of supplyPublished 21 October 2015 - Written by Jonathan Halket, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Essex

Information is power in older people's housingPublished 19 October 2015 - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Director and Founder of the Housing LIN

What do Daleks have to do with care and support?Published on 6 October 2015 - Written by Harriet Bosnell, Director of Health, Care and Support at Curo and a member of the Housing LIN SW Leadership Set

Extra Care Housing in Wales: A Flexible and Appealing AlternativePublished on 28 September 2015 - Written by Sarah Rochira, Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Preparation and flair could bridge older people's housing gap in WalesPublished on 28 September 2015 - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Director and Founder of the Housing LIN

The Social Care Commitment - Working towards the care we all wantPublished on 24 September 2015 - Written by Pippa Doran, Project Manager for Careers and Core Skills at Skills for Care.

Why social care should care about housingPublished on 17 September 2015 - This blog written by Jeremy Porteus of the Housing LIN first appeared as an article in the August edition of Care Management Matters

Inclusive housing design in Australia: Breaking down the barrier or a barrier to be broken?Published on 7 September 2015 - Written by Dr Margaret Ward, a Research Fellow at the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia

Reducing hospital re-admissions through integrated health and housing (pdf - 68Kb)Published on 4 September 2015 - Written by Linda McGowan, Services Director, Horton Housing Association

Let's get Digital - A whole new world of possibilities to transform the technology-enabled homePublished 18 August 2015 - Written by Kevin Alderson, Sales and Marketing Director at Tunstall Healthcare

Extra care housing: It may just be part of something bigger in WalesPublished 11 August 2015 - Written by Stewart Greenwell, Associate, Practice Solutions Ltd

Under-occupancy - will it explode?Published 9 July 2015 - Written by Matthew Fox, a former housing association Chief Executive and a consultant on retirement housing.

Serving up a united voice to get ahead in the funding gamePublished 7 July 2015 - By Jeremy Porteus and John Galvin in a personal capacity

Are you ready to respond? Law Commission proposals for those deprived of their libertyPublished 7 July 2015 - Written by Sue Garwood, Housing LIN dementia and safeguarding lead

Investing in your local housing association?Published 6 July 2015 - Written by David Bogle, Chief Executive, Hightown Housing Association

Keep hold of sheltered housing: A prized asset for older peoplePublished 2 July 2015 - Written by Anne Ludlow, Secretary, Sheltered Housing UK

A spoonful of housing lets the medicine go furtherPublished 16 June 2015 - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

A New Model of Care Centred around Home Improvement AgenciesPublished 27 May 2015 - Written by David Herring, Director of HIA Consulting Ltd

Living Longer, Living Well in Warwickshire: Adding value to people's livesPublished 26 May 2015 - Written by Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, Chief Executive of Age UK Warwickshire, and Danaƫ Sheridan, Chair of the Warwickshire Older People's Forum

The NHS cannot stand still on social carePublished 21 May 2015 - Written by Julienne Meyer CBE, Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People and Executive Director, My Home Life, City University London and John Myatt, Strategic Development Director, Healthcare, Serco

Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later LifePublished 18 May 2015 - Co-authored by Dr Sarah Barnes, Dr Adam Park and Dr Sarah Wigglesworth of the DWELL team, University of Sheffield, for the Housing LIN

When the wisdom of age isn't enoughPublished 14 May 2015 - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Planning for healthy urban living in older agePublished 11 May 2015 - Written by Hugh Barton, Emeritus Professor of planning, health and sustainability, at the University of the West of England

The 'I's have it - building a movement for changePublished 7 May 2015 - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

HAPPI for Hippies: What sort of homes are baby boomers looking for?Published 5 May 2015 - Written by Julia Park, architect and Head of Housing Research at Levitt Bernstein Architects

Outcome based commissioning in housing - more than just numbersPublished 27 April 2015 - Written by Nick Hooper, Service Director of Housing Solutions & Crime Reduction, Bristol CC, and Associate at IPC and Juliet Bligh, IPC, Oxford Brookes Uni.

The age old challenge?Published on 7 April 2015 - Written by Jennifer Lewington, Housing Strategy Officer, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Better care, better lives: A personal perspective on integrating housing, care and healthPublished 24 March 2015 - Written by Hannah Miller, former Executive Director of Adult Services, Health and Housing at LB Croydon. Now working with the DH National Helping People Home Team.

Is digital the new black? Technology-enabled housing with care - why aren't we further ahead?Published 17 March 2015 - Written by Ali Rogan, External Affairs Director at Tunstall Healthcare

The challenge of a generationPublished 11 March 2015 - Written by Matthew Fox, a former housing association Chief Executive and a consultant on retirement housing.

Extra care housing vs nursing homes for disabled older peoplePublished on 25 February 2015 by the Housing LIN - Originally written by Jo Moriarty, a Research Fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London for the Social Care Elf.

Lighting up the Health and Housing agendaPublished on January 19, 2014 - Written for the Housing LIN by Bryan Stoten, Chair of UKPHR and Visiting Professor of Health Policy, Coventry University.

No space like home: decent housing space standards Published on December 15, 2014 - Written for the Housing LIN by Peter Burgess, a former civil servant at the Department of Environment.

Improving the immovablePublished in November 2014 in Housing Association Building & Maintenance - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Liberate your mind - and service-usersOpinion piece published on 17 November 2014 on the SCIE opinion webpage - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Why eligibility matters at home. A personal view on the Care ActPublished on August 21, 2014 - Written for the Housing LIN by Rachael Byrne, Executive Director, Care and Support, Home Group

Housing providers build homes. It's obvious, isn't it?Opinion piece published on 25 July 2014 by 24Dash.com - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Building up the community chest - or leaving it all to chance?Published on April 15, 2014 on the Independent Age blog - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

All older people should have choices about where they livePublished by The Guardian Society online in 2013 to coincide with the launch of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's 'A better life' programme - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Is it time to have an ideal home exhibition for the retirement housing sector?Published on January 29, 2014 on the blog of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Build housing into integrated carePublished on 15 November, 2013 in the Health Service Journal - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

Is sheltered housing approaching its retirement?Published on September 24, 2013 in the Westminster Briefing - Written by Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network

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