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

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

Monday 13th November 2023

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us at the Extra Care Housing: Past, Present, Future event in Harrogate last Friday.

It was a pleasure to co-host on this occasion alongside North Yorkshire Council, ADASS, and LGA Partners in Care and Health to collectively explore the future landscape of housing with care for older people over the next 20 years. 

All speaker slides and further information will be available on the event's webpage later this week. In the meantime, find out what went on at #ECHPastPresentFuture!

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

  1. News Highlights: Last week, the Government’s Older People’s Housing Taskforce issued a Capital and Investment survey.
  2. Resource Roundup: Including the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2023: Health in an Ageing Society.
  3. Expert Insights: From Tunstall Healthcare on their new partnership with an at-home technology care service from Sefton Council. 
  4. Member Spotlights: Find out who won the 2023 TIS National Excellence Awards in the 'Excellence in Digital Engagement' category!
  5. Dates for your Diary: Including next week's HAPPI Hour webinar on Marketing Housing Choices for Older People.

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,

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News Highlights

Are you our new Research Officer?

Reporting to our Consultancy and Partnerships Manager, the new Research Officer will play a pivotal role in advancing innovative housing solutions for an ageing population and individuals with care or support needs.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 15th November 2023. 

Call for evidence by APPG Inquiry on the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing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The APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing has made a call for evidence about sheltered/retirement housing in the social and private sector including from a range of tenures, social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, 9th February 2024.

You may also be interested in our recent 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 from the month of October. 

Housing LIN welcomes 3 new supporters of its Accessible Design and Occupational Therapist web resources

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To coincide with Occupational Therapy Week 2023, we were delighted to welcome on board ProCare Ltd, Invisible Creations and Johnnie Johnson Housing as new sponsors of the Housing LIN.

We look forward to raising awareness about the vital role of occupational therapists in ensuring accessible design for their clients. We are also excited about our new partnership as we prepare for the Housing LIN Summit in 2024.

Older People's Housing Taskforce Capital and Investment Survey - Have your say

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The Government’s Older People’s Housing Taskforce has recently issued a survey to a range of investors and lenders to the senior living sector to seek their views on the factors that are affecting the delivery of such housing from a capital investment and lending perspective.

The closing date is 17 November 2023.

Impact of Advocacy - Learning Disabilities and Housing


Produced by Learning Disability England and Speakup Self-Advocacy, this film tells the story of how self-advocacy has influenced and changed the lives of many people with a learning disability, helping them to become empowered to speak up for their rights and needs.

Resource Roundup

TAPPI Cast - 10 November 2023


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.

Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2023: Health in an Ageing Society

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The England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, published his annual report in which he highlighted the need to focus on how to maximise the independence and minimise the time in ill-health between reaching older age and the end of their life.

Congratulations to PRP on celebrating 60 years of design

PRP Winner

As PRP turns 60, we're thrilled that they won the Landscape institute awards eariler this month for the collaboration on the Dementia friendly gardens.

To mark this milestone, check out their Housing LIN Factsheet (No. 35) on the crucial role of well-designed landscaped gardens in enhancing residents' quality of life. 

Expert Insights

Tunstall Healthcare and Sefton Careline


This Housing LIN guest blog by Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director at Tunstall Healthcare, shares an update on Tunstall Healthcare's new partnership with Sefton Careline, the at-home technology care service from Sefton Council, to support their transition to a SaaS (Software as a Service) platform. 

Member Spotlight

Excellence in Digital Engagement winners - Bield Housing & Care!

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We are thrilled to announce that not only were TAPPI testbed, Bield Housing and Care shortlisted for the 2023 TIS National Excellence Awards, but they also emerged as the winners in the 'Excellence in Digital Engagement' category! Their achievements highlighted how they have promoted inclusion through the practice of co-production.

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.

Have a lovely week!