Welcome to this week’s HLINks, the Housing LIN’s weekly update, week ending 5 March 2021 in which we feature the sector’s key news, views and essential resources through the lens of housing and ageing.
This blog gives an overview of Anchor Hanover's partnership with the charity Re-engage and how this enabled them to reengineer their BeSupportive volunteering programme to provide a companionship call programme to address the loneliness and isolation felt by residents during the pandemic.
This report by Octavia Housing identifies the effectiveness of outreach, befriending and activity engagement services in reducing the the experience of loneliness and isolation amongst older residents.
Further to last month’s launch of the new APPG inquiry report on housing and dementia, this blog emphasises the interdependency between Housing, Social Care and the NHS in supporting people with dementia and how getting this right prevents the need for higher cost services.
Welcome to this week’s HLINks, the Housing LIN’s weekly update, week ending 26 February 2021 in which we feature the sector’s key news, views and essential resources through the lens of housing and ageing.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our small team in Bristol as a full-time post for a year to support our highly regarded housing learning and improvement programmes. It's a great early career position for someone who wants to make an impact and quickly gain experience working in a dynamic company passionate about communicating innovations and examples of good practice in meeting the housing and care needs of older people and people with disabilities. The closing date is Friday, 12 March 2021.
Further to the call for evidence for examples and research on how the use of technology has transformed how you operate, design and build new or retrofit existing homes and/or deliver better outcomes for your customers, the deadline has now been extended to the end of March.
This guest blog by Claire White from Communities Creating Homes, the Wales hub for Community-Led Housing (CLH) previews the publication of their forthcoming research into how Welsh CLH residents have endured and survived the pandemic.