older people

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.

User-driven commissioning

Report on an informal programme to establish, support and strengthen user-driven commissioning in six local sites by focusing on three complementary stepping stones.

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.

At a glance 61: co-production and participation: older people with high support needs

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.

Report 61: co-production and participation: 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.

Singing and health: a systematic mapping and review on non-clinical research

The aims of this study are: to systematically identify existing published research on singing, wellbeing and health; to map this research in terms of the forms of singing investigated, designs and methods employed and participants involved: to critically appraise this body of research, and where possible synthesise findings to draw general conclusions about the possible benefits of singing for health. The hypothesis underpinning this review is that singing, and particularly group singing, has a positive impact on personal wellbeing and physical health.

The future cost of housing benefit for older people

Report that considers how trends in longevity and tenure will affect the future cost of housing benefit for older people in the very long term.

Older people's housing: choice, quality of life and under-occupation

This study moves the debate on older people's housing away from simplistic notions about 'holding onto housing' to wider questions about choice and demand.