Welcome to the latest edition of HLINks, the Housing LIN’s weekly news bulletin. This week we feature a new blog about tips for marketing to retirees. We also have all the new resources and news and features about the specialist housing sector.
Housing LIN Blog
Marketing to retirees: Some golden tips on marketing for senior living
Our newest guest blog looks at marketing senior living options to retirees.
Writing for the Housing LIN James Fenner, of Silk Road, summarises his presentation at last month’s Property Week Retirement Living conference.
Homes for 2030 Innovation Challenge
Affordable, efficient and healthy homes for all
The Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for innovators to participate in the Home of 2030 project and secure prizes up to £10,000 for further development of their housing product and system innovations. With three weeks to go, bids are open for one or more of the following four themes:
- Inclusive living
- Building performance (low environmental impact and/or low lifelong carbon impact)
- Smart and digital technologies
The Innovation Challenge closes on Friday, 13 December 2019. Click below for further details.
The Housing LIN is delighted to be on the Homes for 2030 Advisory Panel.
Housing, Community, and Ageing
- South Yorkshire Housing Association: Ageing Better: Working with older people to reduce social isolation and loneliness: A guide for Housing Associations
- This short guide by Age Better in Sheffield, in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association, aims to set out practical evidence about what has worked in reducing social isolation and loneliness amongst older people; drawing on lessons from some of the 14 partners who are delivering projects as part of the Ageing Better programme.
- Future Spaces Foundation: Kinship in the City: Urban loneliness and the Built Environment
- The Times: Cash sales tumble as older homeowners opt to stay put
- Better Retirement Housing: Elderly Accommodation Counsel says ‘recent retirement flat resales have increased in value’
- The Guardian: Building homes is no good if they fail to meet our needs as we age
Design, Planning, and Technology
Inside Housing: Inside Housing Development Awards 2019
- There were two Older People’s Housing awards this year at this glittering annual Inside Housing Development Awards 2019 ceremony in London on Wednesday night.
- Hull City Council’s Newbridge Village, managed by Pickering and Ferens Homes, won Best Older People’s Development (over 50 homes).
- Park House, Lifestory’s PegasusLife development in Harpenden designed by RCKa (pictured) won the Best Older People’s Development (under 50 homes).
- Congratulations also go to One Manchester’s Sandpiper Place for their development with the Oasis Trust in Gorton for winning the Best Partnership: Council or NHS. Their recent South Gate development, recently featured as a Housing LIN case study, was shortlisted in one of the older people’s categories.
More Design, Planning, and Technology news
- Think Local Act Personal: Tec stories for care home providers and commissioners
- Motionspot: Removable Grab Rails
Health and Social Care
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Helping to prevent winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes
- The King’s Fund: Leading for integrated care ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’
- Alzheimer’s Society: Dementia Friendly Award 2019 Winners
Housing LIN Events
Last of the Housing LIN 2019 regional showcase events takes place on Monday, 2 December in Brighton
We have started planning our spring 2020 events. If you would like to host a meeting for 30-40 Housing LIN members in your region then please email us at: email@example.com
Promoted by the Housing LIN
Next week we publish two new guest blogs. The first, by Joe McLouhglin of JJHousing’s Astraline, focuses on the digital challenges facing older people. The second, published to coincide with Grief Awareness Week, is by the University of Aston’s Caity Roleston and takes a look at Cruse’s bereavement project with ExtraCare Charitable Trust.
If you missed this: our Extra Care Housing Survey has been extended to the end of the year.
The Housing LIN would like to thank Willmott Dixon for their support in producing this newsletter.