As we approach the final days of 2019, we highlight the five most downloaded reports of the year by Housing LIN members.
- In fifth place is Housing LIN case study, Building the right homes for adults with learning disabilities and autism in Oxfordshire (No151). Published in February 2019, this case study describes the planning, commissioning, and design of the homes, and will be of interest to anyone working with adults with learning disabilities and autism.
- In fourth place was the Housing LIN research report for Southampton City Council, Identifying the health care system benefits of housing with care. Funded as part of the LGA’s Housing Advisor Programme, the study found benefits ranging from improvements to residents’ quality of life, reductions in the use of health services and associated resources, and significant cost-benefits for the health system from the use of housing with care services.
- In third place is HAPPI5 - Rental Housing for an Ageing Population, an inquiry report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People. Launched in July 2019, HAPPI5 looked at the housing needs and opportunities for older people and the rental market, both the social and private rented sector.
- In second place was our Dementia compendium of Practice, Going the Extra Step: A compendium of best practice in dementia care. Also published in July 2019, it brings examples of best practice in dementia and housing, in particular in reducing social isolation and loneliness.
- And in first place, the most highly ranked Housing LIN report of 2019 is our influential guide for Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Adaptations without Delay. Published in June 2019, the primary purpose of this guide is provide practical steps to address delays in the delivery of all types of adaptations (minor and major) across all tenures that occur when people receive a disproportionate response to their need for an adaptation.