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Getting your ‘offer’ right across
housing, health and social care
Jeremy Porteus
Housing LIN
About the Housing LIN
• Previously responsible for managing the
DH’s £227m Extra Care Housing Fund and
£80m Telecare in England grant
• 48,000 members across housing, health and
social services to help improve partnership
working and integration on housing and care
• Essential online resources on housing with
care for older people to support
commissioners, funders and providers in
market development, innovation and
• Publish papers to brief on latest innovative
policy, research and practice developments
in housing, care and support for older people
• 9 regional ‘learning labs’ in England
supporting local information exchange, peerto-peer shared learning and improvement
activities, and exemplar study visits
Putting older people’s housing on the map
“Care minister warns of sheltered housing market failure”
(Norman Lamb, Care Services Minister, Inside Housing,
September 2013)
“At the moment, there is no clear national vision or leadership on
the future of sheltered and retirement housing. This is exacerbated
by uncertainty around funding for preventive care and support
(Making it work for us, Age UK, 2012)
“A new generation of retirement housing could set off a property
chain reaction...”
(Top of the Ladder, Demos, September 2013)
“Pensioners want to 'end their days' in bungalows!
(Nick Boles, Planning Minister, Daily Telegraph, October 2013)
Ready for Ageing?
• “The housing market is delivering much less specialist housing
for older people than is needed. Central and local government,
housing associations and house builders need urgently to plan
how to ensure that the housing needs of the older population are
better addressed and to give as much priority to promoting an
adequate market and social housing for older people as is given
to housing for younger people.”
Select Committee on Public Service and
Demographic Change, Lord Filkin (2013)
What’s happening at a national level?
• APPG - HAPPI2 inquiry report
• DCLG contestable policy fund –
Demos/URS research
• DCLG - Review of Building Regulations
– streamlined building standards. Very
little specific information on housing
design for older people beyond broader
accessibility issues such as Part M and
Lifetime Homes
• Better Care Fund – supporting system
transformation in Kent (DFGs = £7.2m,
and other capital £5.1m)
• Care Act guidance
• DH CASSHF Phase2 with HAPPI
criteria – expected soon
• Health and Housing Memorandum of
Understanding – also expected soon!
Care Act 2014 - a caring act?
• A general duty to promote wellbeing makes reference to ‘suitable
• Housing not just the ‘bricks and mortar’, also includes housing
related support or services
• Housing must be considered as part of an assessment process that
may prevent, reduce or delay an adult social care need
• Information and advice should reflect housing options, as part of a
universal service offer
• Care and support delivered in an integrated way with cooperation
with partner bodies, including housing
Housing our ageing population
• 90% of older people live in
ordinary housing
• Nearly 70% are home owners, the
remainder are predominantly in
social housing
• Supported housing for older
people accounts for less than 5%
of the market (729,818 units)
• 1.5m individuals report having a
medical condition or disability that
requires specially adapted
• Shortfall of supply in specialist
housing with care to keep pace
with demand, including housing
for people with dementia ranges
from 164,000 to 240,000 by 2032
Housing - task orientated: outcome focussed
• Specialist housing - delay moves to residential and nursing care
• Housing support - deliver interventions to prevent homelessness
• Mainstream housing – design quality and accessibility (such as
HAPPI) to offset future health and social care costs
• Home improvement agencies and handyperson services - deliver
aids and adaptations that can reduce hazards, fuel poverty
• Environmental health - tackle chronic disrepair and environmental
conditions that can lead to a long term condition, disease or
increased health inequality
• Regeneration and renewal – promote sustainable health outcomes
via health neighbourhoods/age-friendly communities
• Spatial planning - support growth and links to strategic needs eg
What triggers a move in later life?
But its difficult to get away from the numbers!
[email protected]
demand &
Housing LIN /
analysis tool
Draws on the IPC
POPPI data from
ONS, plus the
EAC care &
housing data
Delivering outcomes that older people want
• Less dependency on high cost care
• Developing intermediate care and
re-ablement services
• Make best use of technology and
equipment – internet, telecare
• End of Life Care – avoid hospital
• Preventing costly health
interventions eg, as a result of a fall
• Providing meaningful choices and
lifestyle aspirations to meet
personalisation objectives
• Building effective social capital to
enable greater community
engagement/informal or family
What’s the evidence?
Shaping communities
•Community-led housing
•Self-build housing
•Leasehold schemes for older people
Other housing choices for older people
•Extra care housing/very sheltered housing
•Sheltered/retirement housing/senior living
•Retirement Villages
•Park homes
•Mainstream housing!
Product development and service innovations
• Tenure diversity: from tenant
management organisations to leasehold
schemes for older people with shared
• Localism and community engagement:
Easily understood by older people and
local communities
• Building design and delivery: More
efficient procurement, planning and
• Knowledge and information sharing:
access to independent information and
advice ie FirstStop
Opportunities or Challenge?
• What scope is there for better planning, commissioning and/or
access capital funding to promote innovation in lifestyle
choices for older people or stimulate a housing with care
market as an alternative to institutional provision?
• Asset Based Community Development where partners such as
not-for-profit, churches and statutory health and social care
services support more people in the community, meet growing
demands for care and support, any targets / cost-benefits?
• Is there the case for new forms of co-housing housing for
maximising independence or is the future more speclialist
housing and home based care and support?
• Are there other market opportunities to link co-housing with
homesharing, care coops/mutuals?
• What strategies and policies are in place to engage, involve
and listen to the housing with care needs of people, and their
carers, and the wider community?
• Join the Housing LIN to stay connected with latest ideas
A new ‘offer’ that….
Reflects diverse preferences and needs
amongst growing population of older people
Recognizes that the majority of people will
continue to live in mainstream housing
Promotes Health and wellbeing – but,
public purse savings and individual
wellbeing benefits
Major shift to services within communities
rather than hospital inpatient (planned)/
emergency (unplanned) settings
Explores future considerations for housing
• Future generations will be more
demanding than post-war generation
• Reduced pension provision
• Growing prevalence rates of diabetes,
dementia, obesity
Useful Housing LIN resources
CIH/Housing LIN briefing:
• New approaches to delivering better
housing for older people
Housing LIN viewpoints:
• Growing Older Together: The case
for housing that is shaped and
controlled by older people
• What about the other 95%
• Lifelong neighbourhoods: how older
people can add value
• How can local planning authorities
engage better with the housing
needs of an ageing society
• Senior momentum: what have
planners ever done for us?
• Getting off the ground: Bungalow
Thank you
c/o EAC
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email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7820 8077
Twitter: @HousingLIN

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