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

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

Monday 20th November 2023

Congratulations, Lee Rowley, and welcome back in your new role as Minister for Housing!

We are eager to collaborate with you and Julienne Meyer as the Older People's Housing Task Force continues to seek solutions on how we can improve housing options for older people. 

In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from Julienne in tomorrow's HAPPI Hour webinar on Marketing Housing Choices for Older People.

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

  1. News Highlights: Including an update from the Extra Care Housing: Past, Present, Future conference, and British Geriatrics Society's statement ahead of winter.
  2. Resource Roundup: Read ADASS' Autumn Survey report, and watch Learning Disability England's inspiring new impact of advocacy film.
  3. Expert Insights: Hear from Pobl Group about their experience with coproduction and technology, and learn about 3 new senior cohousing communities from across the pond!
  4. Dates for your Diary: Including an upcoming event on helping older people to improve their homes.  

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

Slides Available: Extra Care Housing: Past, Present, Future event


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us at the Extra Care Housing: Past, Present, Future event in Harrogate on 10th November. 

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.

We're pleased to share with you 10 Key Takeaways from the event and speaker slides

BGS sounds the alarm as winter approaches

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In January this year, the British Geriatrics Society published a statement about the rights of older people to health and social care. Housing LIN supported this statement – our members see the impact of the crisis in health and social care on older people every day.

The British Geriatrics Society have refreshed their call for action and the steps that must be taken, and we again lend our support. 

APPG Inquiry into Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing reconvenes for third meeting


We're thrilled to announce the third meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry into the Regeneration of Outdated Sheltered Housing, took place at Millbank House in the House of Lords on Tuesday 14th November 2023.

Here are 6 key reflections from Lois Beech, Consultancy and Partnerships Manager at Housing LIN.

Work with IMPACT in 2024-25

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Impact Improving Care Together (IMPACT) are looking for organisations that will work with them in 2024-2025.

These organisations will host one of their IMPACT Demonstrator or Facilitaror projects, or take part in one of their IMPACT Networks. They call these organisations IMPACT 'sites'.

Applications close on Thursday 30 November.

Resource Roundup

What Is Assisted Living And How Can Assistive Technology Enhance The Lives Of Older People?


Assisted living housing often makes use of technology. With a range of equipment available, individuals are able to control what help they receive to live as self-sufficiently as possible.

Read more on assisted living in Appello's latest blog.

The Impact of Advocacy


Following Advocacy Awareness Week, Learning Disability England (LDE), SpeakUp and inspiring individual self advocates have made a short film about the impact of advocacy. 

Gary Bourlet, Membership and Engagment Lead for LDE and self advocate for 37 years, has written a blog to introduce the film. 

Social care, housing, health and winter

ADASS Autumn Survey 2023 COVER

This Autumn survey report 2023 by ADASS argues that prevention is the best cure to ease winter pressures on health and social care.

The key findings and recommendations of the report aim to improve the lives of people who need care and support and stop the cycle of winter pressures on hospitals seen every year.

TAPPI Cast - 17 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

New Housing LIN guest blog showcases 3 senior cohousing communities

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In this Housing LIN guest blog, Queena Stone, Senior Design and Construction Project Manager for the City of Seattle, shares her thoughts on the modern concept of senior cohousing as an antidote to social isolation and loneliness.

This blog follows October's HAPPI Hour webinar on Collaborative Housing and Care Solutions which drew on the latest research and practice in relational and collaborative housing and care.

Pobl Group share insights into their experience with coproduction and technology

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In this Housing LIN guest blog, first published by Welsh Housing Quarterly (WHQ) in October 2023, Vikki Hiscocks, Head of research and development at Pobl Group, shares her experience of co-production for technology and housing with care services as part of the TAPPI project and beyond.

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.