older people

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.

This At a glance briefing gives a summary of a review of literature and a small-scale survey of good practice on the participation and co-production of older people with high support needs. The report brings together the most recent and relevant research findings and development initiatives and identifies barriers to the participation of older people with high support needs and some solutions. It also identifies effective practice initiatives for increasing the participation of older people with high support needs, as well as new approaches to involve older people with high support needs.

This is a summary of research literature on the participation and co-production of older people with high support needs. Benefits and barriers are identified and practice examples are listed. The report will be of particular interest to commissioners of social and health care services. It will also be useful for people working in housing provision and service users and others developing the co-production/participation agenda in care provision and service development. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in October 2012. Review date in October 2015.