HLINks Weekly: Housing, Health, and Social Care Latest News

HLINks Weekly: Housing, Health, and Social Care Latest News

Monday 16 October 2023

As we celebrate #GetOnlineWeek, let's take a moment to reflect on how TAPPI Phase 1 highlighted a significant aspect. While COVID-19 accelerated the integration of technology into the daily lives of many, it also exacerbated the digital divide.

At the same time, it allowed us to strive for greater ‘digital integration’ across housing, health and care, putting the real needs of older adults and disabled people at the heart.

That's why we're proud to support this awareness week as an opportunity to draw attention to these issues. Join us in taking part!

In today's newsletter, you can expect:

  1. News Highlights: Including insights from a new RIBA Journal article highlighting Appleby Blue's almshouse development.
  2. Resource Roundup: New findings from a study comparing different models of primary health care provision for homeless people. 
  3. Expert Insights: From the CHIC project team with international lessons on collaborative housing and innovative care practices. 
  4. Member Spotlights: Housing LIN sponsor, PRP mentioned in a Guardian article about how multigenerational living is growing in appeal. 
  5. Dates for your Diary: Including tomorrow's HAPPI Hour webinar on Collaborative Housing and Care Solutions - FREE to attend!

Thank you for being a part of our community. We hope you find this week's HLINks newsletter both informative and engaging. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the weeks to come!

Best wishes,

HLINsquare_Logo The Housing LIN Team

News Highlights

Call for evidence by APPG Inquiry on the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing

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The APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing, sponsored by Abbeyfield, has made a call for evidence about sheltered/retirement housing in the social and private sector including from a range of tenures, social rent, affordable rent, leasehold, sale and shared ownership.

The Inquiry is happy to receive comments/evidence on any aspects of any of these matters listed here

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 23rd February 2024

Appleby Blue almshouse features in new RIBA Journal article

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This article from the RIBA Journal details how United St Saviour's Appleby Blue took shape and the design's subtle layers of public and communal space, which enable the almshouse and its residents to sit firmly in the community.

Resource Roundup

Integration, effectiveness and costs of different models of primary health care provision for people who are homeless: an evaluation study

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Experts at King’s College London and the University of Surrey led the NIHR-funded HEARTH study comparing different models of primary health care provision for homeless people.

The study found regular GP services struggle to provide levels of care seen at specialist health services.

TAPPI Cast – 13 October 2023

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Welcome to TAPPI Cast, our weekly update on the 'Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation' (TAPPI) project which aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people.

Pet Policies in Independent Living and Sheltered & Retirement Housing Schemes


Pets provide companionship, comfort and love, and offer a way of making contact with others.

Launched by Erosh, this new practice guide - Pet Policies in Independent Living and Sheltered & Retirement Housing Schemes - reveals how to fairly and consistently manage the safe keeping of pets in independent living and sheltered. 

Design Age Ideas

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Published by the Royal College of Age Design Age Institute, The Design Age Ideas series aims to help piece together the puzzle of ageing well by curating the work of Design Age Institute, their partners, and external findings into content that provokes further curiosity and critical engagement with how we design for age.

Expert Insights

Infrastructures of caring futures in Collaborative Housing (CH): lessons from an international exchange


This blog provides a reflection on a day-long event in Barcelona focusing on European research, practice and lived experience at the intersections of collaborative housing, innovative care practices and ageing. 

Tomorrow's HAPPI Hour webinar, Collaborative Housing and Care Solutions, will draw on the latest research and practice in relational and collaborative housing and care.

Member Spotlight

The multi-generation game: is living with your parents and your children a good idea?

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We're pleased to see Housing LIN sponsor, PRP mentioned in this Guardian article about how multigenerational living is growing in appeal. The article makes reference to their multi-generational project with 880 homes for the Chobham Manor neighbourhood in Queen Elizabeth Park, east London, of which 75% were three-story townhouses with a separate but linked annex.

Dates For Your Diary

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Events supported by the Housing LIN

Thank you Tunstall Healthcare

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The Housing LIN would like to thank Tunstall Healthcare for its sponsorship of our news pages. This, along with this newsletter, enables us to bring the latest news and information on housing with care and technology matters to our members.