Get Involved

Care & Repair England with the Older People’s Champions Group has developed some resources to offer practical help for local groups act on housing.

Practical examples of local action on housing

The guides below offer practical ideas for local older people’s forums and groups who want to influence local housing policy, plans and actions.

Greater Manchester Older People’s Network:

Leeds Older People’s Forum:

Age UK London:

MRS Independent Living:

Elders Council of Newcastle:

Housing Voices – how Elders Council of Newcastle, working with Skimstone Arts and Northumbria University, have used theatre and film to engage people in later life conversations about their housing.

Click here for examples of other work undertaken by the Older People’s Housing Champions Group.

Right To Manage Case Study a case study on how a group of older residents developed a right to manage company for a retirement scheme in the Wirral, North West  (May 2016)

Age Friendly Street Design A practical report on street design produced as a result of work with the Manchester Age Friendly Design Group (September 2016)

Ideas for local housing action

Click here  for some general ideas of what you could do locally.

Do send us details of what action you are taking on housing


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