We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN).

Formerly part of the Integrated Care network at the Department of Health (DH), it is now an independently funded not-for-profit organisation with more than 40,000 members, primarily public sector commissioners, planners and housing providers.

We’re particularly pleased to be specifically supporting the ‘Design Hub’ which features everything you need to know about accessible and adaptable housing. The resources already include the new RIBA book on Age-Friendly Housing, various Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) reports and a dedicated section on the role of occupational therapists in making modifications to the home to deliver better health and well-being outcomes.

Our aim is to help forge new partnerships and stimulate new and useful research about the link between housing and a healthier older age by bringing together leading researchers, practitioners and other key stakeholders, supporting them to work together on research projects that have a practical application.  We also want to support those who are trying to make the case to Government Departments, Local Authorities and other funders of suitable housing for our ageing population.

We’re currently working with Care & Repair England, RIBA and the Housing LIN in a call for proposals from researchers and practitioners on developing the evidence base for home adaptations.  Find out more to apply and/or register for the event.