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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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Local Government Housing Commission report published

Local Government Association (LGA) has published its Housing Commission’s final report, Building our Homes, Communities and Future, setting out findings, conclusions and recommendations. The Housing Commission* was tasked with setting out a forward-looking vision for the future of housing and … Continue reading

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Designing for Downsizers

Some older people will actively consider moving to a property that is more suitable in meeting their changing circumstances. However there has been a series of recent reports highlighting an experience of frustration as there are limited desirable options available. … Continue reading

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Creating age-friendly cities

This POSTnote (from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) examines how housing, outdoor spaces and transport can be made more age-friendly. It also highlights challenges for designing and delivering age-friendly cities.

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Age Friendly Street design

Take a look at Care & Repair England’s new practical report on street design for age friendly neighbourhoods produced with input from the Manchester Age Friendly Design Group age-friendly-street-design-sept-2016  

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New narrative on ageing from South East England Forum on Ageing

This new narrative from the South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) promotes a more positive view of ageing and challenges the ‘old narrative’ that an ageing society is a social and economic threat and that older people are ‘a problem’. … Continue reading

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Leeds Older People’s Forum listening event – influencing Leeds older person’s housing strategy

The Leeds Older People’s Forum Housing Working Group, along with Leed Council and Care & Repair England, organised a “listening event” in July.The aim was to give older people from across the City the opportunity to feed in their views … Continue reading

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Updated resources for local action

With a number of new reports coming out on housing and ageing this month we have updated our resources page. See https://housingactionblog.wordpress.com/resources-and-intelligence/  

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Local Government Association publishes Housing Commission preliminary findings

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published its report, Building our Homes, Communities and Future detailing the preliminary findings and emerging recommendations from its Housing Commission. Click here for article on the LGA website. The Housing Commission* was tasked with … Continue reading

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