Projection of the number of young people in residential aged care: National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Sites – pwc – October 2013

Posted on October 1, 2013. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

Projection of the number of young people in residential aged care: National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Sites – pwc – October 2013

Summer Foundation

“The launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on 1 July 2013, heralded the start of a new era for people with disability in Australia. PwC and the Summer Foundation have been collaborating to undertake a projection of people aged under 65 living in aged care nursing homes in the three NDIS launch sites that are targeting people in this group: Australian Capital Territory, the Hunter region of New South Wales and the Barwon region of Victoria.

The Report estimates that although the NDIS will have been operational in the NDIS launch sites for three years, there will be an additional 40 young people living in nursing homes in these launch sites by June 2016. The report provides an estimate of the unmet needs and resources required for housing and support in the NDIS launch sites.”

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Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone – Alzheimer’s Society [UK] – 2013

Posted on September 6, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , , |

Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone – Alzheimer’s Society [UK] – 2013

Executive Summary

Media release

“In order for dementia-friendly communities to succeed, the views and opinions of people with dementia and their carers must be at the heart of any considerations or decisions. Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone provides evidence of dementia-friendly communities from the perspective of people affected by dementia. It explores the barriers that people face in their community, how they would like to be engaged in their local area and the support they need to empower them to do so. Overall, the report aims to provide guidance to areas that are looking to become dementia-friendly and to provide extra evidence for those already committed to becoming dementia-friendly. New and existing evidence from people with dementia and their carers is collated alongside examples of projects that are making a difference for people with dementia.”

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Older people with high support needs in housing with care – JRF Joseph Rowntree Foundation [UK] – 21 May 2013

Posted on May 21, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Older people with high support needs in housing with care – JRF Joseph Rowntree Foundation [UK] – 21 May 2013

“Housing with care (HWC) offers a promising model for improving the quality of life of older people with high support needs, but also poses challenges. This Round-up covers key messages and practice examples from JRF studies into three aspects of HWC: promoting supportive and positive relationships; boundaries of roles and responsibilities; and affordability, choices and quality of life. It found that:”

… continues on the site

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The desire to age in place among older Australians volume 1 – reasons for staying or moving – AIHW – 17 April 2013

Posted on April 17, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

The desire to age in place among older Australians volume 1 – reasons for staying or moving

“Many older Australians report a desire to age in place. This bulletin explores the relationship between this desire and the housing circumstances of older Australians of different tenure types; that is, those who own their home outright, those paying a mortgage and those who rent their home either privately or through social housing.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-417-3; Cat. no. AUS 169; 20pp.

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Senior cohousing communities – an alternative approach for the UK? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 15 January 2013

Posted on January 15, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Senior cohousing communities – an alternative approach for the UK? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 15 January 2013

Maria Brenton

“Is cohousing an option for older people?

This paper outlines the benefits of cohousing for older people. It draws on successful cohousing examples from Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands, and outlines the growing movement in the USA.

There aren’t yet any successful examples of cohousing in the UK, and this paper outlines its potential at a time when the typical housing ‘menu’ available to older people is still very limited. Support often amounts to domiciliary care (until needs become too intensive), followed by sheltered/extra care housing (if available locally) and/or a place in a care home.”

Preparing to grow old together – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 15 January 2013

Victor Forrest

“How can housing co-operatives best support their older residents?

“This Viewpoint details Brixton Housing Co-op’s (BHC’s) experiences of working together to improve member’s chances of staying out of residential care, counteract loneliness in later life and improve support.

Key points:

■The most significant action BHC members took was to begin talking with others about the issue of ageing and how they might help themselves.
■It is important to recognise that it is not being older that is a problem but being older in our current society; and that we can work together to make positive changes.
■We all have something to give, and we all need support of one sort or another.
This Viewpoint comes at a time when the typical housing ‘menu’ available to older people is still very limited. Support often amounts to domiciliary care (until needs become too intensive), followed by sheltered/extra care housing (if available locally) and/or a place in a care home.”

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Where Will I Live as I Age? Senior Australians’ Needs and Concerns about Future Housing and Living Arrangements – National Seniors Australia and Group Homes Australia – December 2012

Posted on January 3, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Where Will I Live as I Age? Senior Australians’ Needs and Concerns about Future Housing and Living Arrangements – National Seniors Australia and Group Homes Australia – December 2012

ISBN 978-0-9874598-1-7

“National Seniors Australia is pleased to announce the release of a new research report, conducted with Group Homes Australia, examining the needs and concerns of senior Australians regarding their future housing and living arrangements.
 
The report analyses respondents’ planning for future living arrangements as they age, their thoughts about higher care needs, and concerns about the affordability of any alterations they may need to make to their family home as well as residential care costs. This report sheds light on key issues that need to be considered in planning for the living arrangements of senior Australians in future decades.”

Media release: Ageing at home may be a far-fetched reality

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Creating a dementia-friendly York – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 4 October 2012

Posted on October 5, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , , |

Creating a dementia-friendly York – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 4 October 2012

“What does it take to become a dementia-friendly city?

The York Dementia Without Walls project looked into what’s needed to make York a good place to live for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia-friendly communities can better support people in the early stages of their illness, maintaining confidence and boosting their ability to manage everyday life. Working with people with dementia, the research team investigated how local resources can be harnessed to this end, provided there is enough awareness.”

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Breaking new ground: the quest for dementia friendly communities – Housing LIN [UK] – 12 June 2012

Posted on June 19, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Breaking new ground: the quest for dementia friendly communities – Housing LIN [UK]  – 12 June 2012

“This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 25 – and it’s accompagnying checklist ‘At a Glance’ – examines current policy and practice in relation to delivering housing and neighbourhoods for people with dementia and draws on latest research that considers the role design for dementia can play in achieving the quest for dementia friendly communities.

It offers useful checklists on designing dementia friendly communities and, importantly, seeks to provide a catalyst for developing a robust evidence base in housing with care field thereby ensuring that Housing LIN members are fully engaged when planning, designing and delivering housing that older people want and can break new ground locally.”

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A Progressive Approach to Accessible Housing – Housing LIN – 2 February 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

A Progressive Approach to Accessible Housing – Housing LIN – 2 February 2012

“This new Housing LIN Viewpoint no 22 is by a co-author of the influential HAPPI report. Written by Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein Architects, she proposes a way of accommodating accessible housing within a more progressive approach to building design and related standards that can meet a diverse range of housing needs. This is ‘in tune’ with current review of standards/regulations and the Viewpoint makes the case for how standards relating to accessibility such as Part M, Lifetime Homes, Wheelchair Housing Design, Extra Care, HAPPI or other locally adopted criteria could all ‘nestle’ in a more streamlined standards framework.

The Viewpoint articulates a three tier approach which Julia argues provides a more cost effective and rationalised way to create a better balance of new accessible housing supply in local communities and, as a result, a better fit for those who want to rent or purchase accessible accommodation in their neighbourhoods that meets their specific requirements, lifestyle choices and/or future needs.”

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Building mutual support and social capital in retirement communities – Housing LIN [UK] – 11 February 2012

Posted on February 14, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Building mutual support and social capital in retirement communities – Housing LIN [UK] – 11 February 2012

LIN = Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN)

“This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 23 explores how volunteers contribute to the running of sheltered and extra care housing and the quality of life of those living in them. How do those living in communities exclusively designed for older people support each other and contribute and connect to the wider community? What might ‘choice and control’ and ‘co-production’ look like for these micro-communities? And what scope is there to encourage ‘localism’, ‘co-production’, ‘mutuality’ and ‘social capital’ here and what are the obstacles and the limitations?”

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Housing and mental health – NHS Confederation – 6 December 2011

Posted on December 9, 2011. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Housing and mental health  – NHS Confederation – 6 December 2011

“This Briefing, produced in association with the National Housing Federation, outlines a number of routes that mental health providers and housing associations may wish to explore together to improve quality and reduce costs.

A settled home is vital for good mental health. People with mental health problems are far less likely to be homeowners and far more likely to live in unstable environments.

Support with housing can improve the health of individuals and help reduce overall demand for health and social care services. Ensuring service users have a suitable and settled place to live can aid recovery from mental health problems.”

 

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National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results – AIHW – 7 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Preventive Healthcare | Tags: , , |

National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results – AIHW – 7 October 2011

“The majority of National Social Housing Survey respondents were either `satisfied’ or `very satisfied’ with living in either public housing or community housing. In addition, most respondents indicated that the amenity and location of their housing met the needs of their household. These respondents also recorded experiencing `benefits’ from living in social housing–around 90% felt more settled and over two-thirds felt they enjoyed better health. These findings are particularly noteworthy given that social housing is typically targeted at groups such as low income earners, those who were previously homeless and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in the housing market.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-208-7; Cat. no. AUS 141; 16pp

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Age-specific housing and care for low to moderate income older people – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Age-specific housing and care for low to moderate income older people – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – 2011

Bridge, C. et al. (2011) Age-specific housing and care for low to moderate income older people, AHURI Final Report No.174. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

“Aims and questions

This report presents the final findings of a national, interdisciplinary research project into age-specific housing for lower-income older Australians. The key research aim addressed in this report is to assess Australia’s current age-specific housing market and its potential growth among low to moderate income older people, in order to develop effective policy strategies for the provision of age-specific housing for this disadvantaged group.

This project examines the increasing demand for age-appropriate and affordable housing that can adequately encompass the care needs of older people with low to moderate incomes, the housing types and options currently available to lower-income older people, and future trends and policy strategies that may emerge in answer to this demand.”

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The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda – Australian Housing and Urban Research Centre – August 2011

Posted on September 1, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda – Australian Housing and Urban Research Centre – August 2011
Susan Thompson, Peter Phibbs
ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-921610-79-0

Extract from the executive summary:

“Housing is central to our lives. And while it may be seen on one level as principally about shelter, housing importantly provides other benefits. Affordable, appropriate, and adequate housing is argued to have a marked impact on people’s health, their access to labour markets, and an array of other benefits. The ways in which housing impacts upon human health is considered in this report which presents a scoping study of the health impacts of housing. Our study has been undertaken using the new AHURI Investigative Panel methodology. We set out to establish the current level of knowledge and major research gaps in the housing and health field. We used a focused literature review to initiate this process. The aim of the review was to provide a foundation for the construction of a viable Australian research agenda on the relationship between housing and health. The review conceptualised the non-shelter outcomes of housing using scholarly work from both the housing and health disciplines. The latter has a well-established and widely recognised conceptual framework for engaging with the housing–health interface.”

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Modelling crowding in Aboriginal Australia – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – August 2011

Posted on August 22, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Modelling crowding in Aboriginal Australia – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – August 2011

authored by: Paul Memmott, Christina Birdsall-Jones, Carroll Go-Sam, Kelly Greenop, Vanessa Corunna
for the: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Queensland Research Centre

“Summary
Recent AHURI research (see Project 80368) reveals that Indigenous household overcrowding has a dual nature. On the one hand, overcrowding may occur when there is no way of allocating sleeping space without placing a person in situations that compromise the need for respect among kin. On the other hand, overcrowding might also occur where householders have chosen a lifestyle of substance abuse and the overcrowding results from the failure of rule-governed behaviour. These definitions of overcrowding are very different from the density model typically used by Australian public housing providers.

This research project will seek to critically examine existing models of household overcrowding reported in the literature nationally and internationally in order to provide policy makers with ways to predict, measure and manage Aboriginal household overcrowding. In order to do this, a model of overcrowding will be developed and tested in non-remote settings, and in so doing uncover the salient dimensions and properties of Aboriginal overcrowding. Fieldwork will occur in selected capital cities and regional cities, and across public rental, private rental and home-owner households to see how different tenures impact on distinctly Aboriginal rule-governed behaviours and coping mechanisms.”

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Younger people with disability in residential aged care: update from the 2009-10 Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 21 July 2011

Posted on July 22, 2011. Filed under: Disability | Tags: , |

Younger people with disability in residential aged care: update from the 2009-10 Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 21 July 2011

“This report presents data from the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program during its first four years of operation to 2009-10. An estimated 1,141 people aged less than 65 have been helped by the YPIRAC program over this time, including 139 people who have been moved out of residential aged care and into accommodation that better suits their situation, a further 207 who were successfully diverted away from entering residential aged care and over 400 people who were provided with enhanced services while in residential aged care.”

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 174249 181 3; Cat. no. AUS 135; 32pp

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Housing and homelessness services: access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 13 May 2011

Posted on May 17, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: , |

Housing and homelessness services: access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 13 May 2011

“The rate of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is four times that of non-Indigenous Australians. Homeless Indigenous Australians were almost twice as likely to sleep rough, or in improvised dwellings and shelters, than non-Indigenous Australians. The rate of home ownership for Indigenous households was about a third compared to two-thirds for non-Indigenous households. Indigenous households were ten times more likely to be living in overcrowded conditions compared to non-Indigenous households.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-140-0; Cat. no. HOU 237; 124pp

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A profile of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

A profile of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011
 
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had four times the rate of homelessness compared to other Australians (191 per 10,000 compared with 49 per 10,000 in the 2006 Census). Homeless Indigenous Australians were more likely to sleep rough, or in improvised dwellings and shelters, than non-Indigenous Australians (27% compared with 15%). Indigenous people are overrepresented as clients of specialist homelessness services – while 2.5% of Australians were Indigenous, and 9% of homeless Australians were Indigenous, about 17% of people assisted by specialist homelessness services in 2008-09 were Indigenous

ISBN 978-1-74249-139-4 ; Cat. no. IHW 43; 36p          Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Improving housing outcomes for young people: practical ideas – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 21 April 2011

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: Community Services | Tags: , |

Improving housing outcomes for young people: practical ideas – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 21 April 2011
 
by Rachel Terry   ISBN: 978 1 85935 828 3

“Practical initiatives to improve housing outcomes for young people.

Young people are increasingly squeezed out of the housing market and face a more drawn-out process of moving towards independent living. Affordable housing in the private and social rented sectors is in short supply and buying a home is out of the reach of many young people. A number of initiatives aim to improve this situation.”

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Housing and Health – UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology – January 2011

Posted on February 16, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Housing and Health – UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology – January 2011

“The Decent Homes Programme aimed to refurbish all social sector homes to a minimum standard between 2000 and 2010. The government will invest a further £1.6 billion to improve housing in the public sector. However, housing quality is poorest in the private rented sector; homes in this sector housing people on benefits are not supported under the new initiative. This briefing looks at the impact of poor housing on health and examines the implications for housing policy.”

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21st century housing careers and Australia’s housing future

Posted on May 25, 2009. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

21st century housing careers and Australia’s housing future 240 p.
authored by Andrew Beer and Debbie Faulkner
for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Southern Research Centre,  February 2009
AHURI Final Report No. 128
ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-921610-02-8

Research Questions the report addresses:
“The National Research Venture (NRV) set out to answer the overarching question:
How are housing careers changing in Australia and what are the implications of change for government-provided housing assistance and housing policy?
The research specifically focused on the potential impact of shifts in household structure, changes in the labour market, fertility patterns, and attitudes to home ownership and government assistance. Within the overarching question, the Research Plan for NRV2 identified four broad-scale questions:
1.  What are the processes and events that will drive housing careers in Australia through the 21st century?
2.  What are the gaps in our knowledge of the current and anticipated housing careers of the Australian population and particular sub-groups of Australians?
3.  Is there a consensus on the most appropriate policy interventions to address shifting housing careers?
4. Can we place shifting housing careers within the context of a changing relationship between governments, housing markets and the provision of supports to individuals?”

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