HLINks Weekly: Housing, Health, and Social Care Latest News
Monday 23rd October 2023
In case you missed it, the APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing will look at how best to regenerate our existing supply of outdated sheltered housing. This includes modernisation, extensions, repurposing and replacing older stock and service models to meet 21st century expectations.
We would like to remind our members that there is now 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 deadline for submission is Friday 23rd February 2024.
In today's newsletter, you can expect:
- News Highlights: Including an update on The Serious Game project, aimed at bringing together a local housing partnership to support local plans for housing for older adults.
- Resource Roundup: Including two new NHS England resources for people with learning disabilities or autism, a shared outcomes toolkit for integrated care systems, and more.
- Expert Insights: From Carly Dickson at Design Age Institute on why we need to demand desirable design for an ageing population.
- Member Spotlights: Appello's Digital Diaries Series shares insights from organisations that have already gone through a digital transition.
- Dates for your Diary: Browse our forthcoming HAPPI Hour webinars and other events supported by Housing LIN.
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!
The Housing LIN Team
The APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing, sponsored by Abbeyfield, has made a call for evidence about sheltered/retirement housing in the social and private sector including from a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.
On the 3rd October, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust and in partnership with Socialudo, United St Saviour’s charity and Housing LIN, led a pilot in Southwark, aimed at bringing together a local housing partnership to support local plans for housing for older adults.
As a leading network connecting housing, health, and social care professionals in the UK, we're excited to announce an exciting job opportunity to help shape the future of housing and care for older people and those with care or support needs.
The John Morden Centre - designed by Mæ architects for almshouse charity Morden College in South East London - has been named winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023.
Described as "architecturally uplifting", the stunning day care and medical facility for older people was added to an existing 17th century Grade One-listed retirement community for 300 senior residents in Blackheath.
Sponsored by St. Monica Trust, the Housing LIN’s South West Leadership Set convened virtually for its second meeting, bringing together senior leaders from the commercial, social housing, and charitable sectors, representing various fields such as housing, health, social care, law, real estate, and construction in the region.
Last week, we were thrilled to welcome the 3rd cohort of future leaders, filled with inspiration, to the second session of this year's program. The session featured guest speakers Maxine Espley MBE, Chief Operating Officer at Green Square Accord, and Professor Roy Sandbach OBE, TAPPI Chair.
NHS England release two valuable resources to support people with learning disabilities or autism. These include a Housing Guide that outlines housing rights and choices, as well as a document designed to support mental health hospital-to-home discharge planning.
Following the creation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), the Department of Health and Social Care has published a toolkit to support place partnerships to develop their own shared outcomes as a powerful means of bringing organisations together from across the health and social care system and making integrated services a reality.
This Design Council publication shares insights from the government’s Design Code Pathfinder Programme. It includes examples of how a range of district and metropolitan councils drawing on the National Model Design Code have developed their local design codes and neighbourhood plans.
In an exclusive article for THIIS, Carly Dickson, Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Design Age Institute at the Royal College of Art explores why we need to demand desirable design for our ageing population. The article references the The Design Age Idea, a series aimed to help piece together the puzzle of ageing well.
If you are looking for some insights from organisations that have already gone through a digital transition, take a look at Appello's Digital Diaries series. Hear from Plus Dane Housing, The Guinness Partnership, Housing 21, PA Housing and C&C.
Dates for your diary
- Better Housing Choices for People with a Learning Disability or Autism on 25/10/2023 16:00 - 17:00
- Remodelling sheltered housing for the 21st Century on 31/10/2023 16:00 - 17:00
- Health and Housing: Creating a Better Pathway to Recovery on 07/11/2023 16:00 - 17:00
- Marketing Housing Choices for Older People on 21/11/2023 16:00 - 17:00
- Housing LIN Cymru - Virtual Symposium on 12/12/2023 15:00 - 17:00
- HAPPI 15 years on on 19/12/2023 16:00 - 17:00
Events supported by the Housing LIN
- Tunstall Roadshows | Navigating the digital journey on 20/09/23 - 21/11/23
- Extra Care Housing: Past, Present, Future on 10/11/23 9:30 - 16:30
- Healthy Ageing 2023 on 13/11/23 - 14/11/23
Thank you Tunstall Healthcare
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.