LINks - the Housing LIN's essential weekly bulletin (w/c 29 Feb)

Welcome to LINks, the weekly e-bulletin from the Housing LIN (Learning and Improvement Network) where we round up a selection of latest information, resources and events under the spotlight. In this issue, we draw your attention to the following:

NEW HOUSING LIN VIEWPOINT

Meeting lifestyle aspirations of older consumers

Email Viewpoint 77This viewpoint by Sara McKee at Evermore examines the urgent need for greater innovation in the UK's retirement and care sectors, and radical transformation of the housing options available for older people. She states that if you listen to the media, old age is all doom and gloom. But we think ageing is something uniquely special; a period of aspiration, ability, freedom and time. In fact, it is a period of life to really look forward to rather than dread. Working with seniors opens up whole new opportunities and routes to innovation and there are different market segments to older age as much as there are amongst the young and middle aged. Older people have tribes too and you'll find some tribes are more likely to listen to The Grateful Dead than Vera Lynn.




FUNDING, POLICY AND PRACTICE

NHS England logoNHS England announce 10 Healthy New Towns (opens new window)

HOUSE OF COMMONS LOGOGovernment written statement on LHA cap exemption

HCAHCA Capital Funding Guide (opens new window)

The HCA have published an online guide which consolidates the rules and procedures for all providers delivering affordable housing through one of its affordable homes programmes, including the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund.

DCLG logoAccess to and use of buildings (Part M, Building Regulations) (opens new window)

USFUL TOOLS AND REPORTS

Care & Repair England logoOff the radar? The impact of housing disrepair on health in later life (opens new window)

fca_logoAgeing population and financial services (opens new window)

St Mungos_LogoStop the Scandal: an investigation into mental health and rough sleeping (opens new window)

respublica logoCare After Cure: Creating a fast track pathway from hospitals to homes (opens new window)

On the Brink: The Future of End of Life Care

TLAP logoSocial Value and Local Area Coordination in Derby and Thurrock


Personalised commissioning in adult social care (opens new window)


OTHER VIEWS, NEWS AND RESOURCES

European Federation for Living

Last month Jeremy joined fellow Jury members in Delft, Holland, to judge the EFL/ ARA Student Design Competition on what will accessible housing for older people look like in 2060. Over 30 entries were received and the finalist will be presented at a European conference in Helsinki in May this year.

Centre for Ageing Better LogoCities of the future need to be age friendly (opens new window)

We must do more to enable older age groups to enjoy the benefits of digital

Home Group LogoHome Group welcomes delay of LHA cap for supported housing


TELECARE LINTelecare LIN logo 2015 - Purple

FORTHCOMING EVENTS SUPPORTED BY THE HOUSING LIN

Helping people home from hospital through better use of care at home

The remaining free event taking place on Thursday next week in London. To book your place, email england.careathome@nhs.net with your name, choice of date, name and job title.

LGA Housing Commission events

LGA_logo_smlAs reported in our weekly bulletin on 17 December, the Local Government Association has launched a Housing Commission to explore new routes to house building so councils can enable the building of more desperately-needed homes. One of the areas of interest is health and quality of life for an ageing population - the role of housing in adapting to an ageing population and preventing onward costs onto social care and health services. To aid the work of the Commission, the LGA are holding 2 final information gathering seminars on:

  • Employment - 16 March in London
  • Health and ageing - 27 April in Aylesbury

Register your interest at: LGAhousingcommission@local.gov.uk And to find out more about the Commission, go to: http://www.local.gov.uk/housing/-/journal_content/56/10180/7570944?_56_INSTANCE_0000_templateId=ARTICLE (opens new window)

Open Space: People Space Conference, 'Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing'. Edinburgh on 11th - 14th October 2016.

www.mobilitymoodplace.ac.uk/conference (opens new window)

The organisers are now inviting abstracts to present on one of the following four themes:

  • Theme 1: Healthy, happy and active ageing
  • Theme 2: Co-designing the built environment with mobility in mind
  • Theme 3: Experiencing mobility
  • Theme 4: Health, mobility and place through the lifecourse

Submit by 31st March 2016.




AND FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL NOT BE A WEEKLY BULLETIN NEXT WEEK AS WE WILL BE FOCUSSING OUR ATTENTION ON OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE. FOLLOW THE EVENT ON TWITTER AT #HLINconf2016 and @HousingLIN

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