Empowering Local Authorities to deliver flexible and sustainable extra care solutions
Chair: Paula Broadbent, Director, Retirement Housing Solutions, Keepmoat
- Neil Revely, ADASS Housing Policy Group and advisor to LGA Housing Commission
- Kate Webster, Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Government at Walker Morris LLP
- Caroline Cormack, team leader of affordable housing programmes and policy, Homes and Communities Agency
- Bruce Moore, Chief Executive, Housing & Care 21
The panellist explored the following questions:
Shaping supply/local markets
- What do you see the role of local authorities in stimulating new supply of extra care housing?
- What are the routes to the market, that will attract and accelerate delivery?
- We heard about the launch of the dementia-friendly housing charter, how can local authorities support the adoption of dementia-friendly approaches in extra care housing
- How can the public sector attract partners to take the risk on developing specialist housing when Government policies are so fluid, for example, Local Housing Allowance arrangements?
- Why would Registered Providers want to continue to develop Extra Care Housing in this environment?
- What is the role of the HCA and how can they help stimulate investment from the private sector?
- Is there a critical mass to attract investment?
Innovative product development
- Can multiple products be delivered through a public private partnership or can different types and tenure of housing and services attract the private sector to invest across wide areas?
- What other more consumer-driven innovative developments can you see in your crystal ball?
- We hear more about integrated care, should a development partnership be led by housing, health or social care?