Housing and Housing Support for Older People in Scotland

This briefing will examine the next steps for enabling older people to live independently, safely and well in their homes and communities longer.

How can we improve outcomes for Scotland’s older people at home?​

In October 2017, Scottish Government progress report on the Older People Housing Strategy recognised progress but that ‘there is more to do and further to go… (when) responding to the changing needs and aspirations of Scotland’s older population’.

With a refreshed national strategy and delivery plan due in Spring 2018, and with the ongoing integration of health and social care and self-directed support, how can we improve outcomes for Scotland’s older people at home?

Attend this timely briefing as we examine the latest policy and practice for making housing and housing-related support work better for Scotland’s older people.

Confirmed speakers 

  • Barry Stalker, Head of Housing Support, Scottish Government 
  • Nicola Dickie, Policy Manager, COSLA 
  • Yvette Burgess, Unit Director, Housing Support Enabling Unit
  • Heather Macnaughton, Head of Community Investment, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
  • Eugene Mullan, Director, Smith Scott Mullan Associates – Architects​
  • Amanda Britain, Chair, Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) 
  • Louise Dunlop, Head of Loretto Care, Wheatley Group 
  • Moira Charters, Head of Partnerships and New Initiatives, Loreburn Housing Association 
  • Brian Brown, Director for Scotland, HAS Technology Group

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Up-to-date brief on policy priorities and thinking for housing and support for older people
  • Assessing progress since the 2011 strategy and opportunities for improvement
  • Responding to emerging challenges and opportunities
  • Meeting needs and aspirations of Scotland’s older population to deliver person-centred support
  • Providing the right physical features and access to the correct services
  • Better supporting older people to live independently at home as they age
  • Improving information and advice on housing and support for older people
  • Utilising existing housing more effectively
  • Delivering appropriate and safe adaptations in the home
  • Good practice examples where innovative approaches are delivering improved outcomes for older people

Who will benefit from attending?

Attendees will be drawn from, but not limited to, health, social care and housing backgrounds, as well as anyone with a vested interest in improving outcomes for Scotland’s older people.

Agenda*

09:15 Registration and Refreshments

10:00 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

Morag Alexander OBE: Chair, ELCAP; Co-Chair, Scottish Commission on Older Women; Former Convener, SSSC; Former Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Former Director, Equal Opportunities Commission

10:00 Session 1: Housing and Housing Support for Older People

  • Up-to-date brief on policy priorities and thinking for housing and support for older people
  • Assessing progress since the 2011 strategy and opportunities for improvement
  • Responding to emerging challenges and opportunities
  • Meeting needs and aspirations of Scotland’s older population to deliver person-centred support

10.05   Barry Stalker, Head of Housing Support, Scottish Government

10.30   Nicola Dickie, Policy Manager, COSLA 

10.50   Yvette Burgess, Unit Director, Housing Support Enabling Unit

11:05 Questions and Discussion

11:25 Refreshments and Networking

11:45 Session 2: How Technology Can Support Prevention and Independent Living

Technology is transforming all our lives - at home and at work. It offers the potential to help older people to live independently for longer, helping them to manage any long term conditions as well as to maintain important social and family connections. In the housing, a small number of providers have embraced some truly innovative approaches to using digital to support greater independent living. This session will set out the national policy agenda and describe Wheatley Group's pathfinding approach

Amanda Britain, Technology Enabled Care Programme, Scottish Government, and Board Member and Past Chair, Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) 

Louise Dunlop, Head of Loretto Care, Wheatley Group 

12:45 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Helping Older People Live Independently in their Homes Longer

  • A series of good practice case studies will share insights into innovative, person-centred approaches delivering improved outcomes for older people

13.30   Case Study A: Fortune Place, Edinburgh​ Development of the Year (Age Exclusive) award at the Scottish Home Awards 2016 

Heather Macnaughton, Head of Community Investment, Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association

Eugene Mullan, Director, Smith Scott Mullan Associates – Architects​

14.00   Case Study B: Loreburn Housing Association and ARMED Technology

Brian Brown, Director for Scotland, HAS Technology Group

14:30 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Summary by the Chair

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
12 June 2018

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