older people

Report that identifies the impacts which demographic change and an ageing population will have primarily on the public finances in respect of the provision of health and social care, housing, and pensions and the labour force, and the planning being undertaken by the Scottish Government and key public bodies to mitigate such impacts.

Approaches to making personal budgets work well for older people (including people with dementia) emerged as a high priority and TLAP has committed to do more work in this area.

This report is a first stage. It draws on two key surveys:
1. The ADASS personalisation survey (2012)
2. The TLAP National Personal Budgets Survey (2011) and a review of relevant literature.

This study identifies the benefits and potential of options based on mutuality (people supporting each other) and / or reciprocity (people contributing to individual and group well-being). The study was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in January 2013. Full report and summary report available.

Paper that describes how initially one, and then a group of members of a South London housing co-op, started working towards improving their organisation for older people.

It is written by the member who initiated the project in response to issues facing the co-op’s ageing population.

Paper that examines the notion of ‘cohousing’; draws on examples of cohousing from outside the UK; and assesses the potential for cohousing in the UK.

It was commissioned as part of the JRF programme on A Better Life, which aims to increase our understanding of what can help older people with high support needs now and in the future.

Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.

Report that documents authors' perspectives and then examine some of the relevant literature on the potential of personalisation, co-production, mutuality and concepts of the family.

It presents the findings of an online survey of  younger LGB adults (30–69) who were asked to consider how and where they would like to live in older age, particularly if they have high support needs. 

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

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.