Key Points
  • How older people's housing fits into the wider Government agenda
  • Improving standards in older people's housing, including fire safety, building regulations and provision of supported care
  • Meeting older people's aspirations through effective engagement, planning and technological innovation
  • Offering better housing options, advice and information services
  • Protecting vulnerable households from abuse, loneliness and poor health


Overview


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lee Sugden, Chief Executive, Salix Homes
  • Rebecca Mollart, Chief Executive, erosh
  • John Galvin, Chief Executive, Elderly Accommodation Council
  • Kevin McGeough, Director, Healthy New Towns Programme, Ebbsfleet Garden City
  • Cecilia Brodigan , Head of Operations, Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM)
  • Robin Deane, Head of Independent Living, Neighbourhoods, Optivo
  • Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly, Associate Professor of Independent Living, University of the West of England


Providing a wide choice of high-quality housing for older people is becoming more urgent as our population is rapidly ageing and older people’s aspirations around housing and lifestyles are changing.

With the APPG for Ageing and Older People’s inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people underway, this event will shine a spotlight on housing standards and how to improve housing options designed to meet the needs of an ageing society.

Attend this conference to learn what older people want from housing and how to provide it through effective engagement, stimulation of housing supply, design and use of technology. Delegates will explore how to make it easier for older people to move home by improving information and advice services.

Older people’s housing also includes some of the most vulnerable and excluded households. Our expert speakers and best practice case studies will cover how to help residents live independently for longer by improving their health, well-being and quality of life.

Don’t miss your opportunity to help positively shape the future of housing for your tenants.

Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

10:00 - 10:30
Industry Panel Discussion: Key Priorities for Older People’s Housing

 

  • Understanding the changing nature of what older people want from housing
  • Key challenges and opportunities facing the sector

Speakers

John Galvin Chief Executive, Elderly Accommodation Council

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Rebecca Mollart Chief Executive, erosh

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Lee Sugden CEO, Salix Homes

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10:30 - 11:00
A City-Wide Approach to Housing, Planning and Ageing

 

  • Developing a multi-stakeholder partnership to create a common vision about the homes and communities that older people live in
  • Involving older people in the design process
  • ‘Age proofing’ all homes to meet the current and future needs of older people
  • Engaging with private sector developers, designers and operators
  • Supporting Registered Providers to develop age-friendly programmes
  • Coordinating housing with health and social care 

Speakers

Kevin Mcgeough Director, Ebbsfleet Garden City, Healthy New Town (HNT) Programme

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11:00 - 11:10
Questions and Discussion

 

11:10 - 11:40
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:40 - 12:10
Panel Discussion: Housing Standards in Practice

 

  • Evolution of standards in older people’s housing
  • Transferring lessons from private sector standards to the social rented sector 
  • Setting standards and helping landlords and managers meet them
  • What does good quality housing support look like and how can we measure it?
  • What good standards look like – case studies of best practice

Speakers

Cecilia Brodigan Head of Operations, Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM)

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12:10 - 12:30
Providing Better Housing Information to Older People

 

  • Expanding advice services and ensuring they are accessible by all
  • Types of advice that need to be offered
  • Examples of best practice across the industry

Speakers

John Galvin Chief Executive, Elderly Accommodation Council

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12:30 - 12:50
Supporting Older People at Risk of Isolation and Loneliness

 

  • The impact of loneliness
  • Identifying those at risk
  • Successful interventions
  • Promoting digital inclusion

Speakers

Rebecca Mollart Chief Executive, erosh

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12:50 - 13:00
Questions and Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:30
Resident Involvement in Older People’s Housing

 

  • Engaging residents in service improvement
  • Supporting residents to create communities
  • The Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standard
  • Examples of good practice

Speakers

Robin Deane Head of Independent Living, Neighbourhoods, Optivo

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14:30 - 15:00
Smart Home Technology to Support Independent Living and Healthy Ageing

 

  • Designing for user-needs and to meet aims for flexible and adaptable housing
  • Top barriers to overcome including; regulation, cost, resident trust and data privacy, integration and infrastructure and staff take-up
  • Using data to improve services and support self-management 
  • Examples of best practice 

Speakers

Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly Associate Professor of Independent Living, University of the West of England

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15:00 - 15:10
Questions and Discussion

 

15:10 - 15:40
Improving Health Through the Home

 

  • Creating stronger links with health and social care
  • Engaging residents in health promotion activities and getting men talking about their health
  • Improving hospital discharges
  • Reducing fall risks through better adoption of repairs, maintenance and adaptations services
  • Smoothing transitions from sheltered housing to care homes

15:40 - 15:50
Questions and Discussion

 

15:50 - 16:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Cecilia Brodigan Head of Operations, Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM)

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Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly Associate Professor of Independent Living, University of the West of England

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Robin Deane Head of Independent Living, Neighbourhoods, Optivo

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John Galvin Chief Executive, Elderly Accommodation Council

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Kevin Mcgeough Director, Ebbsfleet Garden City, Healthy New Town (HNT) Programme

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Rebecca Mollart Chief Executive, erosh

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Lee Sugden CEO, Salix Homes

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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