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Topic Posts Last activity
Restricting access to visitors to extra care schemes in the event of a Covid outbreak 3 posts 3 years
Do I need cqc registration to start a supported living? 6 posts 3 years
Support Service Sheltered Housing 2 posts 3 years
Supported Living 4 posts 3 years
Sheltered Housing Furniture replacement 8 posts 3 years
Christmas in Sheltered Housing Schemes?? 3 posts 3 years
Business Rates in Extra Care Schemes 1 post 3 years
Finding properties for affordable housing / supported housing / elderly 1 post 3 years
Supportive living accommodation 2 posts 3 years
Setting supported living accommodation 36 posts 3 years
Re-Use of a closed down Care home (Single floor building) 2 posts 3 years
Request for information about video conferencing in Sheltered Housing/Extra Care schemes 2 posts 3 years
Service charges 5 posts 3 years
Re-opening of communal areas in sheltered schemes 6 posts 3 years
Cycle Storage in Extra Care Schemes 1 post 3 years
Extra Care Market Testing - request for responses 1 post 3 years
Charging Leaseholders in extra care for repairs 1 post 3 years
Supported decision-making and the recent Covid briefing (#3) on housing and supporting with dementia 1 post 3 years
Refuge 1 post 3 years
Recovery planning for housing related support for older people 3 posts 3 years