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SFHA welcomes 'Age, Home and Community - the next phase'

SFHA works to implement some of the actions within the strategy, as well as playing a role in the monitoring and evaluation.

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SFHA warmly welcomes the publication of ‘Age, Home and Community - the next phase’.

Working on behalf of members, SFHA has played an active role in the monitoring and refresh of the Scottish Government and COSLA strategy, which sets out how agencies can work together to support people to age well at home.

SFHA works to implement some of the actions within the strategy, as well as playing a role in the monitoring and evaluation.

Commenting on the launch of the strategy, Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead, said:

“The publication of the refreshed Age, Home and Community strategy marks a milestone in a collaboration across the housing sector to achieve and deliver better housing options for people as they get older.

“As a group, we have refined and sharpened our understanding of the issues as well as an enhanced sense of where our combined efforts will have most impact. Our message is clear: having the right advice, the right home, and the right support will enable older people to live independently for as long as they choose to do so.

“SFHA members are doing great work to help support older people, ranging from providers who provide specialised support and accessible homes such as Blackwood, Hanover Scotland, Trust, and Bield, to mainstream social landlords who provide excellent service and homes to people irrespective of age.

“I would like to pay tribute to the Housing and Independent Living Team in the Scottish Government, and in particular Margaret Irving and Angela O’Brien, for working hard behind the scenes to pull the document together.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the Age, Home and Community monitoring group and supporting SFHA members to deliver life-changing and life-enhancing homes and services to Scotland’s communities”.

The full, refreshed Age, Home and Community strategy is available for download on the Scottish Government website.

Zhan McIntyre represents SFHA members on the Age, Home and Community Monitoring Group. Should you wish to discuss any issues or contribute to the Forum, please contact Zhan at zmcintyre@sfha.co.uk.

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