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If you are thinking about aids and adaptations around the home, there are two useful resources to advise. One is a website and the other a blog

Care and Repair have updated their leaflet on the Catch 22 Project, set up in 2014 to tackle the issue of evidence on housing impact and older people.

Care and Repair have also produced a case study on how housing can help reduce delayed transfers of care from hospital. Click here for further information.

A Policy Statement from Leeds Older People's Forum on Housing for Older People in Leeds: LOPF Housing Policy Statement Nov 2014.pdf

With the General Election due in 2015 the Older People's Housing Champion's Network has produced its manifesto on housing in an ageing society. This calls for: ·        

  • Future proofing housing for an ageing society
  • Engaging older people far more in the planning and design of new homes & neighbourhoods      
  • Promoting a greater choice of specialist and general housing for older people        
  • Truly integrating housing into the planning of health and care services
  • Providing rapid access to affordable repairs and adaptations with practical help such as handyperson's services and Home Improvement Agencies and,
  • Providing more independent, impartial information and advice about housing, care and finance options.

Older Peoples Action Groups across the country are urged to use the manifesto to identify their own housing issues for politicians to address. They have also produced a Resource Sheet with key contacts, resources you might find of help and ideas for questions you might want to ask politicians and policy makers. 

General Election 2015 Resource Sheet for Older Peoples Action Groups August 2014.pdf

Minutes of the Meeting:

Minutes Older peoples housing champion mtg 3 June 14.pdf

Minutes Older peoples housing champion mtg 12 March 14.pdf

Older peoples housing champion mtg 11 June 13 Minutes.pdf

 

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