Tag Archives: Social Capital

Self-Help Groups for People With Dementia Living in Extra Care Housing (Housing LIN)

Summary The Housing LIN Case Study No 80 summarises findings from the Mental Health Foundation’s (still ongoing) evaluation of three peer support groups for people in the early stages of dementia, living in three Housing21 extra care housing schemes. Peer … Continue reading

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Lifelong Neighbourhoods: Older People Add Value (URBED / Beth Johnson Foundation)

Summary This Housing LIN Viewpoint document by Nicholas Falk of URBED (a not-for-profit research and consultancy group) looks into how towns and cities can be re-designed to meet the needs of an ageing population. The underlying premise is that older people … Continue reading

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Building Resilient Communities (Mental Health Foundation)

Summary This report from the Mental Health Foundation reminds councils about the importance of prioritising mental health in their public health strategies. It assembles the evidence and people’s experiences about resilient communities (and individuals), with practical suggestions on how teams … Continue reading

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Housing and Care for Vulnerable Older People: Social Housing Providers and Older People’s Organisations Working Together (Orbit Charitable Trust)

Summary This report from the Orbit Charitable Trust discusses the outcomes from a programme of research and policy work into the needs of older people with dementia, mental illness and other health-related problems and the ways in which different organisations … Continue reading

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London Health and Wellbeing Board Partnership Support Programme: Continued (NHS London)

Summary The Government’s Health and Social Care Act creates statutory Health and Wellbeing Boards in each Local Authority. Their aim is to improve health services and care services, and to promote the health and wellbeing of local people. Health and … Continue reading

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Mutual Support and Social Capital in Retirement Communities (Housing LIN)

Summary This report from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network explores the contributions that residents in retirement community settings can make towards supporting their peers. It looks at approaches to building “social capital” in specialist housing for older people, taking … Continue reading

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