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Supporting Independence at Home
Online Webinar

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Tue, 7 Dec from
16:00 to 17:15 (BST)




About the webinar

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.  

This is a good time to look at what is already working well to support people with support needs to live as independently as possible, preventing homelessness and delaying the need for residential or hospital care. This webinar, aimed at practitioners and policy makers in housing health and social care, will showcase what works in the built and design environment to support people to live well at home.

You will hear from

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.

Costs and how to book

This session is FREE to attend and is exclusively for SFHA Members. It is taking place on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 4.00pm.

To book your place use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.

We are broadcasting this session on Zoom.

You will receive the link for the session around 24 hours before the session is due to start which you will use on the day to access it.

Data and privacy policy for virtual events and webinars

  • The online recordings of webinars and conferences using Zoom and Teams will be used on the SFHA website to provide insight and information post-event.
  • SFHA has considered the 3rd party usage and security of both applications and found these both suitable and applicable to meet our privacy and data protection standards.
  • We may also use these recordings for information sharing, promotion and publicity, this also includes social media use. Personal details and identification will never be recorded or shared if it is deemed inappropriate or not for legitimate interests.
  • By your attendance at the webinar/training/virtual conference, you acknowledge that you have been informed that your details may be shared for legitimate interests purposes only.
  • If you do not wish to be recorded, or details used for  as part of this conference, you should inform SFHA staff immediately.


Member Price FREE

Non-member Price N/A


Delivered in Partnership

Housing LIN

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