Older people workshop: What types of housing do older people want now and in the future? (pm)

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Date:21 May 2015
Time:13:15 - 16:30
Venue:Yorkshire Housing
Dysons Chambers 12-14 Briggate
West Yorkshire
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This half day workshop will look at the housing marker for older people, and whether or not this fits their needs.

This seminar will explore the impacts of the ageing population and their need and aspiration for housing that will help them remain independent.

Many Registered Providers are discovering that almost half of their tenants in general needs housing are older people; the majority of newly formed households are headed by someone aged 65 or over, yet the public and private sectors have been slow to respond.

Over half of us will live alone after the age of 75 and many of us will have a limiting long term health condition and the design and location of our home will be key to our quality of life.

Government housing policy has been focussed primarily on young people. Giving later life buyers more choice, boosts local housing markets by freeing up homes for families.

Old age is now between 55 and 105 and we’re shifting away from a culture of dependence to well-being and lifestyle but this isn’t reflecting in the housing choices available. As we age the desire to move house decreases and whilst part of this may be fear of change some of it is also due to the lack of incentive rather than the practicalities of moving. The result is that most of us will stay in properties that are too large, hard to maintain, inaccessible and ill-suited to our needs as we age.

Where are the well-designed, attractive, sustainable, easy to manage homes to suit our needs?

Housing to meet the needs of older people should no longer be ‘niche’ or the province of specialist providers.

This workshop will look at what exists now for older people and what the future might hold. We will look across the continuum of provision from general needs and family housing through to specialist provision and consider what this tells us about our aspirations as we age.

We will look at the following:

  • Examples of public and private sector provision, including spatial standards and design
  • Consider what Local Authorities can do as planning authorities, housing strategy and adult social care commissioners
  • Funding and affordability
  • Tenure

Who should attend this workshop:

  • Providers of public and private sector housing for older people
  • Providers of care and/or support services
  • Commissioners of care and support services

Who will lead the workshop:

Peter Fletcher Associates (PFA) are experts in the sector with experience of working with local authorities and housing and care providers, to support strategic change in the way they plan, commission and deliver housing and services.

Book together with Making decisions about the future of sheltered housing – this workshop runs in the morning (from 9.30 to 12.45 pm) – for a total of £148 +VAT and save £30.

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