Resource Guide

Age in Place: Home Improvements Room by Room guide

A resource for individuals/households considering aging in place (and what home modifications go along with this decision) vs moving to a different home or retirement community.

Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older People

As the number of older people in the UK is increasing and people are living longer, loneliness and social isolation is also increasing. There is a growing body of evidence about the role older people’s housing plays in tackling loneliness and social isolation, but a lack of practical guidance for providers and those who work with older people on how to address it.

Cohousing - Housing for Older People

The 'cohousing community' is a subject of mounting interest to older people in Britain. It offers a realistic alternative to a tradition of paternalism and benign neglect in relation to the old and isolated. It involves the older person as citizen not service recipient.

Elder Cohousing - Research and Resources

International resources and research on co-housing and the elderly.

The Impact of Homelessness on Health

Homelessness is bad for all our health, and wealth. Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities. Evidence tells us that the health of people experiencing homelessness is significantly worse than that of the general population.

International aged care: a quick guide

Aged care, as it is known in Australia, is usually called ‘long-term care’ or ‘social care’ in other countries. It is organised, funded and delivered in many different ways. Not all countries provide public support, and levels of social protection (public coverage of care costs) vary widely.

Home to Stay: Creating Quality Supportive Housing for Aging Tenants

Very little is known about the homeless aging population, referred to as the “invisible population” and even less is known about those aging in place within supportive housing and older/elderly adults in institutions who, if provided with long-term supportive services, would be able to return to the community.

Sustaining the Village Movement: Lessons From Pioneers About Village Business Models and Sustainability

Over the past 10 years in the US, the Village model has emerged as a leading model to support aging in the community. The Village model is a pioneering, community-based approach that leverages existing assets and builds stronger ties within the community.

An Alternative Age-Friendly Handbook (for the socially engaged urban practitioner

This Alternative Age-friendly Handbook provides a playful and critical exploration of what creative urban practitioners can bring to emerging debates around the creation of Age-friendly Cities. What follows is a series of suggested modes and methods of Age-friendly practice. Small-scale actions and interventions we can start taking now to create Age-friendly spaces.

Lifetime Neighbourhoods: Practice Examples

This summary describes the key elements that make up a lifetime neighbourhood, and sets out how individual residents, communities, local government, practitioners, councillors, the voluntary sector and the private sector can become involved and contribute to the development of lifetime neighbourhoods. It also includes a checklist which sets out a range of issues that residents might want to consi
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