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Age-friendly housing: Future design for older people

Written by Julia Park & Jeremy Porteus, Age-Friendly Housing remind us that when we consider the hopes and needs of ‘older’ people, we are talking not about ‘other people’, but about ourselves.

Key Resources

Designing Homes for Extra Care

Part of the 'Spotlight on Extra Care Housing’ video series, this Housing LIN #ECHvideo looks at the design process and philosophy behind designing a successful Extra Care Housing scheme.

Housing our Ageing Population: Learning from councils meeting the housing needs of our ageing population

Capturing the learning from a selection of exemplar councils which demonstrate how they are playing a significant place-making role in shaping the current and future supply of housing for an ageing population

Home from Hospital - Interactive Map

An interactive map showing a wide range of projects preventing delayed discharges from hospital due to a housing issue

Home from hospital: How housing services are relieving pressure on the NHS

This report articulates the housing offer and the diverse housing and health services provided by housing associations and local authorities

Improving Health and Care through the home: A National Memorandum of Understanding

Find out more about the MoU and its accompanying Action Plan.

Dementia Friendly Housing Charter: A guidance toolkit for a dementia-friendly approach to housing

Aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice.

Extra Care Housing Design Factsheet

Key design aims and principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new Extra Care scheme.

DH Funded Extra Care Scheme Directory

Information and overview on each of the Department of Health (DH) funded Extra Care schemes.