Author Archives: Champions

Living Safely and Well at Home brochure

Care and Repair England have updated the Living Safely and Well at Home brochure. This resource provides a  practical guide to support people in making their homes safer and healthier. The brochure explains how common housing issues may affect a … Continue reading

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Decent Homes for Ageing Well – New Briefing

A new graphic briefing sets out the case for action to make existing homes better places to live and age well. This new publication from Care & Repair England calls for immediate action to improve the two million non-decent homes lived in … Continue reading

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New Report Reveals More People Ageing in Poor Housing

A new report by the Centre for Ageing Better and Care & Repair England, Home and Dry: The need for decent homes in later life  plus the companion Data Annex found that over 4.3 million homes in England are non-decent, and almost half (2 … Continue reading

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Champions Launch Home Adaptations Challenge Checklist

The Older People’s Housing Champions have launched their latest guide for the ‘non-expert’, Help with home adaptations: Improving local services .  This guide includes a ‘Home Adaptation Challenge Checklist’, a list of possible questions that anyone with an interest in improving delivery of home … Continue reading

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Wirral Older People’s Parliament launches Housing Manifesto

The Wirral Older People’s Parliament are calling on all of those involved in housing in the area to commit to improving housing for ageing. Their new Manifesto, Better Homes for Older People who live in Wirral: A Housing Manifesto 2019, … Continue reading

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New Deputy Housing Champion for the North West.

We are delighted to welcome Pauline Whittaker as the new deputy Housing Champion for the North West. Pauline has lived in Kirkby, Merseyside for 65 years, and prior to retirement worked at Canon UK Mersey. She is active on a number … Continue reading

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Non Decent Homes Guide

The Non Decent Homes Guide is part of a series which offers practical information and advice for local older people’s forums and groups who want to influence local policy, plans and actions in relation to housing and older people. The … Continue reading

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Housing Action by Older People’s Groups in Slough and London

The Slough 50plus Forum and Care & Repair England, with initial input from the South East Forum on Ageing (SEEFA), started an internal discussion with Forum members to reflect on what is important about housing in later life. The forum … Continue reading

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Health and Housing

Disappointment in the NHS long term plan on the lack of detail on the impact of housing – and at a time when the World Health Organisations produces a report identifying evidence-based, global recommendations on housing conditions and interventions that … Continue reading

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Disabled Facilities Grant and other adaptations – external review published and housing important in Government survey of older people

An independent review of the Disabled Facilities Grant in England, commissioned by DHSC and MHCLG and written by the University of the West of England, Foundations, the Building Research Establishment and Ferret Information System was published in December 2018. After … Continue reading

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