Opening Address: Shaping the future housing and care landscape for older people
Alan Jones, President, RIBA
Older people are rarely asked to lead the policy debates and articulate their solutions to the lack of accessible and good quality retirement housing. Dennis Reed, Director of Silver Voices, a UK-wide membership organisation for the over 60s, will provide the conference with the results of a survey of members on their priorities for policy and legislative changes to address the challenges in housing an ageing population. This will be the first representative survey of this kind.
Dennis Reed, Director, Silver Voices
A wide ranging discussion around assessing the number of vulnerable older tenants, understanding their needs and their desires, sharing examples of what can be done in practice, pitfalls to avoid and positive successes.
Bruce Moore, Chief executive, Housing 21
Dennis Reed, Director, Silver Voices
Vic Rayner, Executive director, National Care Forum
Patrick Vernon, Associate director – Connected communities, Centre for Ageing Better
Chris Moseley, Tenant chair, Homes in Sedgemoor
Mark Gardner, Group chief executive, Ocean Housing
Helen Charlesworth-May, Strategic director for adult social care and health, Cornwall Council
Mark Beach, Head of customers, ONE Manchester
Ann Brolan, Well-being development manager, Anchor Hanover
Amy Charters, Service improvement business partner, Anchor Hanover
Jenny Chapman, Group director innovation and excellent, ForViva
Tackling the myriad offerings of specialised and mainstream technologies available with examples of pilot programmes, research and results. The panellists will contribute their lessons learned throughout their pilots including:
• Tech only works if both carer and user are “active” and like it
• It’s not a quick fix, much of what is on offer is not “marketplace ready”
• For tech to work, you need fast reliable infrastructure (wifi)
Lindsay Courtney, Clinical lead immediate care, Home Group
Peter Kerly, Head of business development south and assistive technology lead, Metropolitan Housing Association
Anna Mankee-Williams, Senior research fellow health and care, Falmouth University
Dr Gabriella Spinelli, Reader - innovation management, Brunel University London
Simon Fitzpatrick, Director of development, Blackwood Homes and Care
Lucy Fraser, Head of innovation, Albyn Housing
Gary Day, Group land & planning director, McCarthy & Stone
Sheron Carter, Chief executive officer, Habinteg Housing Association
Holly Dagnall, Director of homes and wellbeing, Nottingham Community Housing Association
A panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of the options for over 55 living. Covering segregated retirement village environments or streets versus the option of integrating ageing tenants within the wider community through the concepts of “lifetime” home design and multi-generational living. What can be done to make “retirement” housing desirable, how does mixed tenure fit in and is the definition of “over 55” outdated now? At the beginning and the end we will take a series of live polls.
Chaired by Ian Copeman, Principal associate, The HousingLin
Jane Ashcroft CBE, Vice-chair, ARCO & Chief executive, Anchor Hanover
Laurence Keeley, tenant
Alex Fox, Chief executive officer, HomeshareUK
Lord Richard Best, Former chief of the National Housing Federation, Former chief of Joseph Rowntree Housing and Advocate for Older People’s Housing
Dr Louise Overton, Department of social policy, sociology and criminology, University of Birmingham
Sonia Parol RIBA MSc Eng. Architect, Senior associate director - Head of care & residential, Urbanedge
Wrekin Housing Trust
"A good, concentrated opportunity to catch up on key topics in the sector and make contact with colleagues.">
"A good and varied selection of speakers and topics"
“Happy with the short sharp presentations and sessions - there is certainly a lot packed into the day"