housing

Argyll and Bute older persons charter 2008-10

Document laying out the policies and actions that Argyll and Bute Council, and its partner agencies, are taking to ensure the needs of all older people in their area are met.

Getting a move on: addressing the housing and support issues facing people with mental health needs

Staff working in acute mental health inpatient units and supported housing projects often face difficulties in finding more suitable accommodation for their clients with mental health problems when the needs of these clients change. Service users stuck in inappropriate settings may be offered little choice of move-on housing, or may have to leave the area they come from to find something that meets their current needs. This briefing paper is the result of a recent study identifying a number of issues of concern in London, and suggesting strategies for tackling them.

Housing associations and home adaptations: making it work smoothly

This research and development project aimed to assist housing associations and local authorities to establish fair, efficient and effective arrangements for carrying out home adaptations. The report covers legislation and funding policy on adaptations; barriers to effective partnership, which included uncertainty about the law and guidance, structural factors and poor communications; and setting up an adaptation agreement.

Give a voice to older people in poverty and social exclusion!

Report describing the activities, resources and views of the AGE/inc Project, an EU-wide organisation committed to bettering the quality of life for older people through changing attitudes to them and persuading decision makers to increase resources allotted to them.

A guide to improving practice in housing for drug users

Leaflet introducing a fresh approach to the development, planning and delivery of housing and related support services for drug users and laying out new ways of joined-up working intended to improve practice.

Health impact assessment (HIA) of the draft East End local development strategy entitled 'Changing places : changing lives'

Report detailing the findings of a health impact assessment of a draft local development strategy by Glasgow City Council for the east end of Glasgow designed to make the area a model of sustainable development and tackle issues of population health, environmental quality and social deprivation.

Housing, health, social care : an introduction

Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals about some of the key priorities and challenges facing housing, health and care services in Scotland.

Excluded older people : Social Exclusion Unit interim report

Report presenting the responses to a consultation exercise with older people carried out to discover their views and experiences of service provision in England and identifying policy areas which need to change as a result of these findings.

Achieving our potential : a framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland

Scottish Government document laying out priorities for action and investment to lessen poverty by reducing income inequalities, instituting longer-term measures to combat poverty and the causes of low income, supporting those experiencing poverty or at risk of experiencing poverty and making the tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.

Delivering lifetime homes, lifetime neighbourhoods: a national strategy for housing in an ageing society

Provides an update on progress of the Government strategy 'Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods' and outlines the next steps on delivery. It includes outlines of the roles of the different partners in delivery.