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

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

Monday 6th November 2023

We hope you had a fantastic weekend, filled with the warm glow of bonfires and the dazzling magic of fireworks! Now, let's ignite your week with the latest updates on housing, health, and social care, setting the tone for a informative week ahead!

Here's what you can expect in today's newsletter:

  1. News Highlights: Find out what took place at the BT/EE housing migrations workshop on the digital switchover, in collaboration with Housing LIN.
  2. Expert Insights: From New Forest District Council on ways to improve mental health and homelessness services.
  3. Member Spotlights: Find out how Invisible Creations has positively impacted John and Beryl's move to their new home and accessible flat. 
  4. Dates for your Diary: Including tomorrow's HAPPI Hour webinar on health and housing, creating a better pathway to recovery.

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,

HLIN logo only The Housing LIN Team

News Highlights

Digital Switchover - Housing Migration Workshop

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Last week, we were delighted to partner with BT/EE to cohost a workshop on the Digital Switchover at their London headquarters.

The workshop aimed to examine the process of migrating analogue landlines to new digital technology for people in retirement housing.

Call for evidence by APPG Inquiry on the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing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The APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing has made a call for evidence about sheltered/retirement housing in the social and private sector including from a range of tenures, social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

You may also be interested in last week's HAPPI Hour on Remodelling sheltered housing for the 21st Century.

Amar bari, amar jibon - Project update

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The Amar bari, amar jibon research project - which focuses on the entrenched housing and health inequalities of Bangladeshi elders in East London boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets - shares a new project update.

TAPPI Cast - 6 November

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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. Includes updates from our 6 Testbeds, Resources and Events of interest.

Expert Insights

Opening doors to improved mental health, homelessness services and better outcomes for service users

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Written by Megan Ward, Senior Homelessness Officer at New Forest District Council, this Housing LIN guest blog shares some of the changes their local Community Mental Health Team and Southern Health NHS Foundation made to improve mental health and homelessness services.

Redefining independent living: insights from Southwark’s Serious Game

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Published by Inside Housing, this new article is written by Alison Benzimra, Head of Research and Influence at United St Saviour's Charity, and shares insights from the Serious Game in Southwark.

The aim of the game? Players collaboratively develop and implement a housing plan for the ageing population of fictional ‘Hope Town’.

Member Spotlight

John and Beryl gain confidence from home adaptations

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"The bathroom is exceptional" - John and Beryl share their experience of moving into an accessible flat, featuring Invisible Creation's dual-purpose grab rails. Their new home has made a huge difference to Beryl's life & enables John to care for her. 

Dates for your diary

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Events supported by the Housing LIN

Thanks 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.