Author Archives: Champions

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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DCLG Inquiry on housing for older people publishes responses

For all responses to the DCLG Select Committee Inquiry on Housing for Older People see http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry7/publications/

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Getting Older – a New Experience West Midlands Later Life Forum report

The West Midlands Later Life Forum, chaired by Anne Bailey who is also our housing champion in the W Midlands, launched this new report on 22 March 2017 on how ageing affects individuals and the wider society – called ‘Getting Older – a New … Continue reading

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Update on housing and health issues

The White Paper on housing, published on 7 Feb, asks for responses by 7 May. Click here for early comments from Care & Repair England on what is says about older people. Click here for the White Paper. With some mention … Continue reading

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Inquiry into supply of housing for older people

An Inquiry has been launched by the Department of Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the supply of housing for older people. Written submissions are welcome with a deadline of 24 March 2017. More details at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry7/

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Housing interventions and hospital discharge

Care and Repair West of England working with the Dolphin Trust has published an evaluation of its Home from hospital casework service which has enable many older people to return home safely and has reduced delayed discharges.

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