Knowledge & Innovation Sessions - 14.10 to 15.10

After lunch, visiting the exhibition and networking, delegates were treated to a choice of another 11 sessions, as follows:

1. Creating inclusive communities

Yvonne Leishman and Nigel Fain, Community Housing

Supported by Tunstall Healthcare, The Community Housing Group revealed how to overcome barriers in order to achieve integrated housing care and support
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2. Improving quality through improving workforce skills

Heather Colbeck, Guinness Partnership.

This session, supported by the Guinness Partnership explored the role of care staff in an extra care setting. What is unique about their role and how can providing the right skills, training and environment enhance the quality of the service to customers? Guinness Care and Support are working at a national level with Skills for Care and the Housing LIN to look at how further improvements can be made to this sector of the workforce and how we can promote a positive perspective and retain staff. A short film capturing these essential workforce issues was also shown (opens new window).
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3. Getting technical: the importance of fire safety in multi-residential housing

Roger Standish, Faithful+Gould, and Andrew Crooks, jhai limited.

This session by Failthful+Gould looked at fire design strategy in multi-residential accommodation in the UK with particular emphasis on the retirement and care sectors. Consideration was given to the benefits of early design team collaboration, specification options for fire suppression in larger developments and developing legislation in Europe.
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4. Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: the evidence, a summary of the JRF programme

Angela Brown and Julie Wrigley, Qa Research

This session was hosted by independent evaluators Qa Research and supported by JRF. The session included a presentation about the Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness programme, including headline findings from the evaluation in relation to the role and importance of stakeholders. It also included a workshop style activity to get participants thinking and talking about loneliness in both their professional and personal lives.
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5. All roads lead to... Warwickshire's extra care housing

Tim Willis, Warwickshire County Council, Sarah Vallelly and Julia Goodwin, Housing 21.

Developing multiple extra care schemes presents new and different challenges for local authorities and their partners. Over an 18 month period, Warwickshire County Council and its partners will deliver over 530 units of extra care; more than half in partnership with Housing 21.
The session, supported by Housing 21, highlighted the unique features of the Warwickshire programme and also addressed questions such as how to mobilise the services and minimise potential void loss; what are the recruitment challenges of delivering multiple schemes, how is design and service innovation harnessed in such a large scale programme and how are local stakeholders involved?
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6. What do we want from care? What do you want for your parents from extra care housing?

Charlotte Cook, Winckworth Sherwood, and Siobhan Pierce, Genesis Housing Association

This joint session between Winckworth Sherwood (Solicitors) and Genesis Housing Association explored whether there is more flexibility offered in an integrated care scheme as opposed to the "standardised" sheltered housing product offered by certain care providers. Drawing on Genesis' experience, are RSLs more able to be flexible in their care provision; do they have at their finger tips a wider experience of packages on offer? The session also looked at various "legal" aspects, with particular regard to Section 106 and planning obligations, coupled with local authority mentality in the provision of extra care housing.
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7. Blazing a trial: improving outcomes in extra care housing

Jenny Butercheri, PRP Architects, Ann Swann, Aster Living and David Goswell & Sara MacBeth, Dorset County Council.

This session, supported by PRP Architects, looked at the design of a Department of Health funded extra care scheme in North Dorset and the subsequent post occupancy study into the impact it has had on the residents' lives and the cost benefits of the extra care model. The study provided the opportunity to explore the costs to public agencies locally for this type of provision compared to other alternatives. Copies of 'Blazing a Trail' (opens new window), the new Housing LIN case study, was available in the session.
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8. Enriching the lives with extra care

Shirley Hall & Michael Spellman, ExtraCare Charitable Trust, and Lovatt Fields residents

This session, supported by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, highlighted the aim and outcomes of their Enriched Opportunities Programme (EOP) which is ExtraCare's unique approach to supporting residents to live well with dementia. A dedicated staff member 'The Locksmith®' develops interventions that improve residents' lives by understanding the person's individual experience of dementia. They also identify other mental health issues, develop action plans to manage conditions and signpost to appropriate services.
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9. Designing for the future: encouraging product designers to address issues around ageing and longevity

Philippa Aldrich, The Future Perfect Company author of the accompanying Housing LIN viewpoint and Chloe Meineck, University of Brighton

This session gave an overview of current product design for ageing, considering some of the barriers to innovation and showing how a student design project has encouraged a new generation of designers to address the challenges of ageing including dementia. It drew on last year's Housing LIN viewpoint on designing for an ageing population.
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10. Independence60 - standardising to achieve quality, cost and programme

Tim Carey, Willmott Dixon, and James Wallace, Hunters Architects.

This session supported by Willmott Dixon and Hunters Architects demonstrated how you can achieve high quality standardised designs that are flexible, engaging and cost efficient - with absolute guarantees on quality, timescales and budget.

11. Lifelong neighbourhoods: exploring retirement housin and service offers for the future

Sarah Davis, Chartered Institute of Housing, and Dr Nicolas Falk, Urbed and author of the accompanying new Housing LIN viewpoint.

This session was an opportunity for delegates to consider what new retirement housing service offers could look like to deliver better housing choices for older people and wider lifelong neighbourhood opportunities. It reflected on what policy changes we need to support delivery, which will also inform CIH/ Housing LIN in their ongoing engagement with policy maker, as well as the recent Housing LIN viewpoint on Lifelong Neighbourhoods.
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