Sector showcase: housing and independent living

Authors:
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING, HOUSING LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT NETWORK
Publishers:
Chartered Institute of Housing, Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2018
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
London

This briefing shares lessons from successful schemes which are helping older and disabled people live with greater independence for as long as possible, stay connected to their local communities and enjoy better levels of wellbeing and care. The schemes have been developed by housing associations, working in partnership with social care and health, and illustrate how doing things differently might provide savings for public services and better outcomes for people they support. Key themes from the case studies include the benefits of multi-agency partnership approaches, sharing risks between partners when developing new services, developing a person-centred approach and the involvement of local communities. It includes case studies from Riverside, Norsecare and Saffron Housing, Rhondda Housing, Johnnie Johnson Housing, Places for People and Look Ahead. The case studies include examples of maximising the use of technology to help people live independently, the provision of independent living for people with complex needs, and re-purposing existing housing stock to meet the needs of people with a learning disability. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
case studies, housing associations, joint working, independent living, older people, learning disabilities, complex needs, severe learning disabilities, extra care housing, interagency cooperation, telecare;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England, Wales
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