Sharing innovation at the Housing LIN conference
Housing & Care 21 is pleased to be one of the headline sponsors of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network’s (LIN) annual conference, ‘A Festival of Ideas’.
The conference will be held in London on Tuesday 17 February, and brings together housing, health and social care professionals involved in all aspects of housing with care for older people to share ideas for improvement and innovation.
Housing & Care 21 will be leading two ‘Knowledge and Innovation Exchange’ sessions at the conference:
Tackling loneliness and social isolation through peer to peer support groups
This session will focus on a partnership project with The Mental Health Foundation to deliver peer to peer support groups to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, loneliness. It will reflect on the successes and outcomes of the pilot year and how the project will be rolled out over the next 3 years.
How are the challenges and opportunities of dementia shaping our housing and care offer?
This session will discuss the range of housing options and care services offered by Housing & Care 21 for people living with dementia, and will identify how services are shaped for the individual rather than the condition, to promote positive risk management and independence.
Bruce Moore, Housing & Care 21’s Chief Executive, will be taking part in a panel debate on ‘Inspiring Services’. He said: “I am very pleased to be taking part in this conference, which is a valuable opportunity for all those involved in providing housing with care for older people to share ideas and examples of good practice.”
The Housing LIN was formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health's Extra Care Housing capital programme, and is now the leading knowledge hub for a growing network of housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing with care for older people.
Its aims include:
- raising the profile about the housing and care needs and aspirations of older people
- offering access to tools that support the improvement of existing housing and related care and support services for older people
- providing the sector with an opportunity for effective learning through national and regional networking activities
- sharing the latest research, thinking and ideas from the field to help raise standards