HAPPI Hour – Diversity in Care Environments: A better understanding of social inclusion of older people

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  • The session was informative with interesting speakers. Good to see more research around housing needs of social minority groups. 
  • Showcased important completed and 'in progress' research.
  • Really interesting session with lots of useful links and resources.

This HAPPI Hour session will:

  • Highlight some of the key findings from the DICE study – a three-year study of social inclusion in housing with care and support for older people in England and Wales
  • Introduce this new learning resource for housing providers, staff and managers aimed at increasing awareness and confidence in supporting inclusion and diversity within housing schemes.
  • Preview the related series of podcasts created by the DICE team that showcase the diverse stories and experiences of residents from different social minority groups.
  • Provide an overview to the pioneering 36-month long research project on the housing and care needs of the Bangladeshi ‘probin’ community (Bangladeshi elders) in East London: Amar Bari, Amar Jibon (My Home, My Life)

What’s on the Agenda:

16.00 – A brief explanation of the HAPPI Hour format – Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Host, Housing LIN ~  @HLINComms (opens new window)

16.05 – Welcome and Chair’s introduction – Jerome Billeter, Corporate Business Manager, Housing LIN

16.10 – About the DICE Project and study findings - Paul Willis, Associate Professor, the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol ~ @pwillis5 (opens new window) @TheDICEProject1 (opens new window)

16.30 – About the Amar Bari, Amar Jibon (My Home, My Life) and community engagement - Manik Gopinath, The Open University ~ @AmarBariUK (opens new window); @manik_gopinath (opens new window); @OpenUniversity (opens new window) and Bashir Uddin, CEO, Bangla Housing Association ~ @BanglaHousing  (opens new window)

16.50 – Q&A and roundtable discussion

17.15 – Chair's summary and close – Jerome Billeter, Housing LIN

  • For more about the DICE Project, visit the ‘microsite’ hosted by the Housing LIN.
  • For more about the Amar Bari, Amar Jibon (My Home, My Life), visit the ‘microsite’ hosted by the Housing LIN.

How to join

Please book your place using the 'book now' button. Attendees will be sent the ZOOM details before the event.

You will be asked to join the webinar 10 mins before the start time to allow for a prompt start.


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