Health, Housing & Ageing: How do we ensure existing stock is fit for purpose? – Free Member Roundtable
|Date:||28 March 2017|
|Time:||10:30 - 13:00|
|Venue:||Leeds Church Institute
Convention Room, 20 New Market St
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Meeting the housing needs of an ageing population will be one of the main challenges for the housing sector over the coming decades. The impacts of longer life expectancy will not be felt equally. Social tenants are more likely to suffer from a disability, be less financially secure and be socially isolated. This makes the task of planning ahead especially urgent.
The housing sector needs to understand its older customers better, be clear about the implications of population ageing for their existing stock, and to develop services which emphasise the promotion of personal, social and economic wellbeing.
The sector needs to find ways of adapting existing housing stock to ensure that it is fit for purpose. This will require more investment in aids, adaptations, assistive technology and support services so that older people remain safe, supported and independent. We also need to get the best out of the existing stock of specialist housing by re-modelling and adaptation, working with registered social landlords, the private sector and older people.
The NHC, in conjunction with our supporter Campbell Tickell, would like to invite NHC members to a free roundtable to discuss:
- How to ensure existing stock is fit for purpose for an ageing population.
- Re-evaluating existing specialist housing stock.
- Models of care and support which are as effective but less costly than current models.
- Approaches around adapting existing stock to ensure it is fit for purpose, including aids, adaptations, assistive technology and support services so that older people remain safe, supported and independent.
- Approaches to customer profiling and their changing needs and aspirations.
- Networking and good practice.
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