Current Projects

This page provides a brief overview of a number of projects that the Housing LIN is involved in. They include both new resources we have commissioned and research and/or good practice projects that we have been invited to participate in. Where known, we indicate when these projects are due for completion.

DH Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund

As set out in paragraph 66 of the bidding guidance accompanying the Department of Health's £315m specialised housing fund, over the next few years the Housing LIN will be responsible for capturing details of the schemes assessed by the HCA and GLA (London only) and awarded grant in Phases 1 and 2 of the funded programme.

As schemes are handed over into management, our knowledge and information exchange will consist of an online directory of all successful schemes, building on the platform developed for the DH's former extra care housing fund.

We will also be liaising with successful agencies and their partners to host study visits and regional Housing LIN meetings to find out more about all aspects of the procurement development process. For example, the local planning, commissioning, design specification and care management requirements.

Diversity In Care Environments (DICE) - Promoting Social Inclusion in Housing with Care and Support for Older People in England & Wales

University of Bristol’s DICE Project (opens new window) is a two-and-a-half-year study which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Its broad aim is to explore the social inclusion of older people from socially diverse backgrounds living in housing with care and support schemes in England and Wales in order to benefit social wellbeing, bolster against social exclusion, social isolation and marginalisation, and promote social cohesion in housing with care and support schemes.

Jeremy Porteus, Housing LIN Chief Executive will be acting as a consultant on the DICE Project.

Supporting Adult Social Care Innovation (SASCI) project

The SASCI project is a ESRC funded project being undertaken by the London School of Economics’ Care Policy and Evaluation Centre. It is collaborative approach between research and practice partners looking at the entire process of innovation in adult social care: from the point when new ideas are created to the way they are implemented and spread. The Housing LIN is co-hosting 2 roundtable events with the LSE with housing with care operators and commissioners in 2020 to explore how innovations in housing with care development and services are contributing to adult social care innovations.

Home from Hospital Interactive map

Developed in partnership with Foundations (the national umbrella organisation for Home Improvement Agencies), we are currently updating this interactive map. The Home from Hospital map highlights examples of where housing organisations and services are, or have been actively supporting hospital discharges and helping to get people home. If you have a project on delaying transfer of care that you would like referenced and/or would like to write a case study on it, email us at: info@housinglin.org.uk (opens new window) for details.

ALSO IN THE PIPELINE

Forthcoming major Housing LIN publications on:

  • Commissioned by RiPfa to write a briefing on planning strategically for an ageing population 
  • Housing with Care sector survey. A state of the nation survey to identify organisations’ ambitions for growing the housing with care choices over next 5 years.
    Deadline for responses, 31 December 2019: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Growing-H-w-C
  • A new Housing LIN briefing on the NHS High Impact Changes – how housing and technology can be better integrated with health 
  • Refresh of our SW Housing LIN Leadership Set 5 year vision document, Putting Older People First in the South West – our vision 2020-2025 
  • Refresh of the online Home from Hospital interactive map with Foundations 
  • A compendium of practice on new innovative models of collaborative approaches to housing 
  • A compendium of practice on a good death: end of life care in extra care 
  • Grand Redesigns: Remodelling Sheltered Housing - A compendium of practice 
  • Refresh of our  Strategic Housing for Older People Resource Pack 
  • Refresh of Factsheet 6, Design principles for Extra Care Housing (in discussion with PRP)
  • Developing a dedicated Housing LIN webpage featuring resources on loneliness & isolation (ongoing)
  • Developing autism and MCA training courses to take into account forthcoming Law Commission changes (ongoing)
  • Commissioned by RiPfa to write a briefing on planning strategically for an ageing population
  • A new report on housing for older people with The Housing Forum
  • Housing with Care sector survey. Report findings
  • A compendium of practice on new innovative models of collaborative approaches to housing
  • Refresh of Factsheet 6, Design principles for Extra Care Housing 
  • Refresh of extra care housing cost model guide

A variety of forthcoming regional case studies, reports, blogs and viewpoints including:

  • A selection of housing with care exemplars from Wales
  • Innovative housing design case studies by leading architects
  • Co-designing with local communities
  • Refresh of our SW Housing LIN Leadership Set 5 year vision document, Putting Older People First in the South West – our vision 2020-2025

To view all the latest Housing LIN case studies, reports, blogs and viewpoints, best to visit our News webpage.

Webresource

  • With thanks to  The Mercers’ Company, we are developing a dedicated Housing LIN webpage featuring resources on loneliness & isolation (Spring 2020)

Upcoming training

f you would like further information any of the above or would like to discuss other projects that you think will be of interest to the Housing LIN, email us at info@housinglin.org.uk

In the meantime, register to receive our weekly bulletin HLINks which list the most recent 'calls for information' should you wish to contribute to any of our forthcoming resources.