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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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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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