Outstanding housing for an ageing population: Design, innovation, choice & inclusion (supported by the Housing LIN)

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To mark International Older Persons Day Notting Hill Housing is hosting a number of events throughout October. This conference aims to offer commissioners, developers and service delivery colleagues an opportunity to reflect and discuss design, innovation and inclusion for a growing older population.

This event will run from 2pm to 6pm on Monday 24th October 2016.

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2.00 Registration and refreshments

2.15 Welcome and introduction - Kate Davies, CEO, Notting Hill Housing

2.20 Happi 3 Report - Housing our ageing population: Making retirement living a positive choice - John Galvin, CEO, Elderly Accommodation Counsel

2.35 Plenary 1: Understanding and designing housing for an ageing population

Chair - Clare Tickell DBE, CEO, Hanover Housing

  • Later life in 2015: The views and experiences of people aged 50 and over - Rachael Docking, The Centre for Ageing Better
  • Are housing associations ready for an ageing population? - Paul Hunter, Head of Research, Smith Institute
  • Intergenerational urban extra care housing - Alex Ely, Principal, Mæ Architects

Questions and discussion

3.15 Refreshment break and networking

3.30 Welcome back - Video: Meet Paul, NHH's Olympian living in extra care

3.35 Plenary 2: Diversity and Inclusion for an ageing population

Chair - Dr Vanessa Pritchard Wilkes, Housing 21

  • Standing Together: Later life self-help groups in extra care/retirement housing - Jolie Goodman, Manager & Lead Facilitator, Mental Health Foundation
  • Ageing without Children (AWOC) - Kirsty Woodard
  • LGBT housing - James Greenshields, Director, Tonic Housing
  • The Campaign to End Loneliness - Marcus Rand, Director, Campaign to End Loneliness

Questions and discussion

4.45 Final comments and thoughts - Linda Strong, Assistant Director Pathways, Notting Hill Housing

5.00 Drinks reception - KPMG Atrium

6.00 Conference closes


The provision of housing in London is perhaps one of the most significant issues facing the city. As our population ages, it will become increasingly important not to over look the value of addressing housing choices for older people. If we are going to create truly aspirational homes for older people we also need to think about connections and relationships, diversity and inclusion.

Booking Terms

This is a free event.

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