Presentation on theme: "A Better Life? The role of retirement and extra care housing in promoting quality of life for people with high support needs Imogen Blood AHRM, 19 th June."— Presentation transcript:
A Better Life? The role of retirement and extra care housing in promoting quality of life for people with high support needs Imogen Blood AHRM, 19 th June 2013
A Better Life programme Older people with high support needs Quality of life Voices of older people
Overview of the research 3 UK-wide, cross-sector Qualitative HWC studies Evidence review 2 quantitative studies with New Policy Institute Whose responsibility? Affordability for self-funders Supportive communities Affordability of retirement housing Older people’s housing: choice, quality of life & under-occupation Supported housing for older people in UK Practice examples Affordability Guide
What do older people with high support needs value most about housing with support and/or care? What can providers do to maximise their quality of life?
Rights Housing rights: ‘my own front door’ Private family life Controlling entry Choosing to mix Maintaining my independence
Information and Advice Managing expectations: being honest about what it is (and isn’t)? Affordability for self-funders: benefits, charges, changes of circumstance Understanding rights and responsibilities
Positive culture? Trusted provider? Shared vision Good staff Leadership Values Design Communication Rights & Responsibilities
Involving older people effectively Recruitment Service assessors Change Individuals Resident groups
Working across boundaries…… Older person Mechanisms Systems Protocols Relationships Attitudes Values
When it works well…….. “This is independent living and all the staff work so well together. They have good relationships and this comes from the top – [care manager] is brilliant at being professional and neutral and approachable.”
Find out more: Pick up a free copy of the publications today or online at http://www.jrf.org.uk/work/workarea/better-life http://www.jrf.org.uk/work/workarea/better-life Come to our workshop on affordability Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org@imogenblood.co.uk http://www.imogenblood.co.uk/ Twitter @ImogenBlood
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