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Supporting Independence at Home

7 December 2021, 16:00 - 17:15

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Our Suppporting Independence at home webinar, taking place on 7 Decmber and aimed at practitioners and policy makers in housing health and social care, will look at what works in the built and design environment to help people live independently. 

Housing associations have a vital role in providing well designed accessible homes that meet people’s aspirations to live as independently as possible. The Scottish Government have set out a number of commitments in Housing to 2040 to support independent living including:

  • a review of Housing with Varying Needs, and
  • a commitment to streamline the adaptations system beginning with a review in 2021 of how the system works.

The Scottish Government have also just concluded its consultation on a National Care Service and good quality accessible housing is vital for the health, wellbeing and quality of life for people across Scotland.  

Speakers at the webinar include:

Carol Anne Timlin, a tenant from Horizon Housing Association who will talk about:

  • her lived experience of the impact of moving to accessible housing   

Amanda Miller, Director of Community Services, Eildon Housing, will talk about

  • The model and purpose of their extra care housing model
  • Opportunities for new build models and retro fit existing
  • The benefits for older people in the community
  • Partnership work with health and social care (including funding model)

Alistair McCarthur, Maryhill HA will talk about

  • Principles of inclusive design
  • their approach to developing easily adaptable new homes
  • Making housing for older people a home for life

Lucy Fraser, Head of Innovation at Albyn Housing Society will talk about

  • Benefits and potential of technology to support people at home
  • The ethics - taking a person-centred approach
  • Flexible allocation of housing
  • Partnership working
  • Lessons learned

Who should attend?

This webinar is aimed at practitioners and policy makers in housing health and social care.

Secure your place:

7 December, 16:00 - 17:15

Click here to book your place. 

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