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Reports on housing and ageing of interest

Home owners and poverty This report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examines the relationship between home-ownership and poverty for all age groups. One of its conclusions is that ‘the poor housing conditions among home-owners in poverty, particularly older outright owners, … Continue reading

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New reports on housing published in the last couple of months

• Housing and health: Opportunities for sustainability and transformation partnerships – new report from the Kings Fund with the National Federation of Housing Associations • Sector showcase – housing and independent living report from Housing LIN and Chartered Institute of Housing • The … Continue reading

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Welcome report from Communities and Local Government Committee calls for action on older people’s housing

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee Inquiry into Older People’s Housing has concluded that a national strategy for older people’s housing is needed to bring together and improve policy in this area. The CLG Committee’s report on Housing … Continue reading

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Recent announcements on repairs and adaptations

Repairs For the first time in more than a decade the number of non-decent homes in the owner-occupied sector has increased, rising from 2,694,000 in 2015 to 2,912,000 in 2016 – 19.7% of sector stock. See the latest English Housing … Continue reading

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Updated resources for local action

Our resources page and our summary of local action undertaken by the housing champions has been updated If you are taking local action on housing do let us know.

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Updated self-help guides on Making your home a better place to live with a long-term condition

Care & Repair England, working with Silverlinks, has updated its range of self-help guides for older people with long term conditions and their carers on making their home a better place to live. There are six guides covering respiratory, macular … Continue reading

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New case studies that integrate health, care and housing to support older people at home

With support from the Quality of Life Charitable Trust, Care & Repair England has published case studies identifying work that prevents hospital admission and delayed transfers of care, reduces the risk of admission to residential care and extends independent living … Continue reading

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Linking housing and health – Much more to do

Two new resources on health and housing links have recently been published. A survey from Care & Repair England identifies that housing gets hardly a mention in the recent NHS Sustainability and Transformation plans. Public Health England offers a range … Continue reading

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Integration into action: an evaluation of Age UK Warwickshire’s housing options service

This evaluation report about provision of impartial information and advice about housing, care and related finance in later life, provides analysis of the benefits, including the cost benefits, of the service delivered to older people by Age UK Warwickshire. The … Continue reading

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Ageing Well: A Housing Manifesto

The Older People’s Housing Champion’s network has produced its Housing Manifesto which includes ten recommendations that we believe are important for all working in housing, health and care to ensure that all older people have access to a decent home … Continue reading

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