Older: Digital inclusion
Digital inclusion and older people by Rebecca Mollart For many of us now who work, new technologies are part and parcel of every day life. At home too increasing numbers of us use the internet and email to manage and enhance our lives. Those of us who have not grown up with technology can feel excluded as more and more information is communicated in this way. There are currently about around 10 million people in the UK who are unable to access onlin...
Older: Residents views
A resident?s views on sheltered housing by Jerry Best Sheltered housing provides a secure environment for the over 60?s. A scheme manager is on site Monday to Friday, who makes a morning call to residents, to make sure all is well with them. In the evenings and weekend-ends a call centre provides emergency cover, as all flats have emergency pull cords in all rooms; residents feel safe and secure in the knowledge that if they do need assi...
Older: Who should pay?
Who should pay for preventative care? by Peter Lloyd Paying for old age We are living longer; the years spent in ?retirement? increase; so do the risks of costly dependency in one?s later years. How can we ensure the income and support needed to maintain a good quality of life? The debate on pensions is well articulated in government policy statements and the media. The distinction between health and social care - the on...
Older: Anti social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour and sheltered housing ? the myths and the reality by Rebecca Mollart, deputy director Centre for Sheltered Housing Studies
Over the last year or so, CSHS has received a number of queries from sheltered housing scheme managers in relation to anti-social behaviour and our anti-social behaviour seminars also been very well attended. It is clear that anti-social behaviour issues are increasingly of concern to people living...
Gatekeepers to sheltered housing by Peter Lloyd
Sheltered housing is a specific form of accommodation for vulnerable older people. It provides low level preventative care - valuable especially for those at risk of acute health crises and for those whose social isolation might lead to depression and self-neglect. It aims to provide its residents with a better quality of life. This preventative care is largely provided by: ?&n...;
Older: National strategy
A view on the national strategy for housing in an ageing society by Imogen Parry ERoSH is a registered charity with over 250 member organisations drawn from registered social landlords, local authorities, housing professionals, pro-active tenants, individuals and charities working with and for older people. It focuses on sheltered housing good practice and awareness. A pre-strategy document issued by the Department for Communities and Local ...
Older: Home for life
Sheltered housing: a home for life? by Peter Lloyd
A couple of decades ago, sheltered housing was often viewed as a staging pool. One moved in when one could no longer cope in one?s own home. Subsequently, as health deteriorated, one moved on to residential and nursing care, to the geriatric ward and finally the grave. The thought of such a progression must have terrified most older people. But today, it is said, we have more choice. Go...
Older: Aiming higher
Aiming higher: raising skills and aspirations among staff in housing with support by Steve McCann
The housing sector workforce development plan (2002) estimated that between 650,000 ? 1,000,000 people worked or volunteered in housing and around 150,000 worked for local authorities and registered social landlords (RSLs). A fair proportion of these people will be involved in providing some form of housing with support and probably seeking some f...
Issues around housing for older people feature in articles and picture stories in every issue of Property People Focus. Here is a list of articles specifically on this topic in back issues. Back issues are held in the Archive section which is accessible to subscribers. www.ppmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/subscribe.php
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