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Planning Ahead: influencing local planning on housing and ageing

The Older People’s Housing Champions Group, working in partnership with Care & Repair England has published Planning Ahead: Influencing local planning on housing and ageing This new guide provides an overview of the planning system and potential opportunities to influence … Continue reading

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Reading for the darker nights: A number of reports focused on housing and ageing have recently been published

Here is an update on several useful reports published in the last month or so that consider issues of housing and ageing: Published in October Housing and Ageing: Linking Strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030, recommends … Continue reading

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Housing Action by Older People’s Groups in Hull and Wirral

These reports from Hull and Wirral sit alongside the work of the Older People’s Housing Champions Group on developing their Ideas for Action* guides working with local older people’s groups and organisations across England. These guides offer practical ideas for older people’s … Continue reading

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Handyperson services: New evidence of cost benefits

A new report from Care & Repair England concludes that handyperson services offer a high rate of return on investment, as well as wider social benefits, and are highly prized by older people, particularly ‘older old’ single women living alone. … Continue reading

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Ideas for action guides: practical ideas to influence local housing policy, plans and action

The Older People’s Housing Champions Group, in partnership with Care & Repair England and local organisations from different parts of England, has published a series of Ideas for Action guides. These Ideas for Action guides, plus a linked ‘Housing Voices‘ … Continue reading

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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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