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Living independently: Linking housing and care services for older people

Housing, Care and Support

Author: Adams, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001


The vast majority of older people (90%) live in general housing stock and 70% are owner occupiers. One of the major challengers for planners in the housing, health and social care sectors is the development of a coherent joint strategy which enables older people to live independently in their own homes. Home improvement agencies (HIA's) aim to meet the housing and related support needs of mainly older home owners. Research carried out by Care and Repair England has been tracking and studying the diversification of HIA's into services areas which 'cross the housing and care divide'. The results of this work have been published. They demonstrate both the range and the extent of new service provision by HIA's and its value both to older people wishing to 'stay put' and to planners charged with implementation cross-sector work and prevention strategies

Further Details

Publish Dates: May 2001
Full Title: Housing, Care and Support
Pages: 19-23
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Section: 19
ISBN/ISSN: 14608790
Accession Number: July, 2010
Research Notes: Formerly BK376 Electronic copy added 23/08/2013 Print discarded 23/08/2013
Keywords: oldermodificationhousingEurope
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