Rural Housing for an Ageing Population Conference

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Date:27 July 2018
Time:09:30 - 15:00
Venue:Harrogate Convention Centre
King's Rd
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An Inquiry established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Care for Older People headed by Lord Best and published in April 2018 has concluded that older people’s housing is neglected in rural areas.

With a growing ageing population in rural communities, and more rural services disappearing, the challenges facing older people in rural communities – mainly around independence and wellbeing – are becoming more apparent.

The Inquiry report makes a number of ‘rural proofing’ recommendations to increase the quality, supply and range of more appropriate age-friendly housing. It also recognises the need to build greater resilience and connectivity amongst local communities across all ages in the countryside.

This one day conference brought to you in partnership with the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Housing LIN, with inputs from Lord Best and other key figures will explore the findings and recommendations of this inquiry further, including:

  • The Policy Context and challenge of delivering Older People’s Housing in Rural communities
  • How fit for purpose is existing housing stock in rural communities?
  • Removing barriers to help people remain in their locality
  • Tackling isolation and loneliness
  • Showcasing best practice and innovative approaches in delivering on this agenda from across the Country
  • And much more.

This is a free event for all Social Care, Housing, Planning and Health professionals. Please disregard the payment section and proceed to booking, you will NOT be charged for this event.

The full event programme can be found here.


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