housing management

Health, wellbeing, and the older people housing agenda

One of three papers which explores the practicalities of delivering housing for older people and maximising the benefits to health and wellbeing.

It uses as a starting point the guidance provided in the ADASS/Housing Learning and Improvement Network’s Strategic Housing for Older People resource pack, Planning, designing and delivering housing that older people want and, more recently, work the Housing LIN is involved in with the NHS Commissioning Board to develop a health and housing compact that supports closer integrated approaches with housing to support patient care.

Housing our ageing population: plan for implementation

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People launched an Inquiry in May 2012 to consider progress towards the adoption of the recommendations and the design criteria set out in a progressive report, Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI), published in December 2009.

Consultation on the integration of adult health and social care: joint statement from the key representative housing organisations in Scotland

Joint statement to the government's consultation document, Integration of Adult Health and Social Care, made by the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO); the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland; the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA); Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF); the Housing Support Enabling Unit (HSEU); and Care and Repair Scotland.

Together at home: a new strategy for housing

IPPR's strategy for tackling the complex problems facing housing in England.

Market assessment of housing options for older people

A study report for Shelter and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, it addresses three broad groups of questions:

Financing of new housing supply (Eleventh report of session 2010-12)

Report that considers the steps that can, and should be, taken to make more finance available for the building of new homes.

Housing providers’ approaches to tackling worklessness: assessing value and impact

Report that captures the range of activities that housing providers are involved in to help residents into work. The report highlights particular approaches and projects that seem to be working and suggests ways in which housing providers could enhance their impact.

The report reflects on housing providers’ current approaches to tackling worklessness in order to provide recommendations to the government, welfare to work contractors, and the housing sector itself.

A better fit? Creating housing choices for an ageing population

Repot that aims to:

- Set out the evidence about older people’s housing at present: where older people are living, their aspirations and their attitudes about housing, particularly their attitudes to downsizing.
- Explore the social and economic benefits associated with providing more housing for older people.
- Make the case for increasing the supply of housing for older people and recommend policy changes that can support this.

The Scottish social housing charter

Charter that set the standards and outcomes that all social landlords should aim to achieve when performing their housing activities.

The Charter has seven sections covering: equalities; the customer/landlord relationship; housing quality and maintenance; neighbourhood and community; access to housing and support; getting good value from rents and service charges; and other customers.

What will #Budget2012 mean for UK poverty?

Briefing that draws on evidence from research to show how potential policy decisions in the Budget would affect poor places and people in the UK.

It looks at six issues: raising the income tax threshold; tax credits, work incentives and poverty rates; the ‘mansion tax’ and housing; increasing housing supply; older people; and funding social care.