Small but Significant

Innovation, impact and evidence: Practical housing interventions to improve older people’s health and wellbeing.

From Care & Repair England, MICRA, and the British Society of Gerontology.

Thursday 13 July 207

  • A special free event for researchers, policy makers, planners, commissioners, providers and activists with an interest in ageing, health, social care, housing and integrated provision
  • Workshop from 10am – 3.30pm
  • At the University of Manchester

This event examined the evidence, cutting edge practice and related policy in the field of increasing safe independence at home for older people through practical housing interventions, such as handyperson services. It highlighted innovation and opportunities in the gathering of evidence and the provision of practical housing services for older people.

The links between prevention of health and care need and housing interventions were explored, particularly reducing hospital admissions and extending safe independent living at home, alongside the key role of evidence and the emerging policy landscape.

There wass a fantastic line up of contributors, including Department of Health, Centre for Ageing Better, The British Society of Gerontology, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing and University of the West of England, alongside innovative commissioners, local authorities and service providers.