Supporting local areas to develop a housing vision and strategy for older people


We were delighted to partner with Socialudo, the University of Stirling, SCIE, United St Saviours Charity and the Housing LIN on the Serious Game project.

In this webinar the project team will present two interconnected resources aimed at supporting local areas to develop their strategy and business case for housing for older adults.

The first resource is all about getting the right people in the room to develop a vision and strategy. Developing a plan for housing for older adults is not something one department can do on their own; it is more effective in terms of delivery and implementation when everyone works together across housing, health, social care and the community.  The webinar will also feature the key learning from a pilot study of a ‘Serious Game’ called Hopetown. Hopetown is a novel tool for bringing people together to develop a shared vision for housing for older people that supports age friendly communities. In this webinar you will hear more abut Hopetown and a pilot study and evaluation undertaken in Southwark and the impact that this has had.

The second resource is a toolkit, specifically designed to support local areas in creating a business case for housing for older people. The toolkit sets out ten steps needed to understand the local population and housing need, the cost benefits and social value. It is designed to be understood and of use to anyone who could be involved in a housing partnership, including older people, community groups and providers as well as the local authority.

This webinar is of interest to anyone with a role relating to housing for older adults, including within health, social care, policy and provision. You can register your place here.

Chair: Jeremy Porteus, HousingLIN


Dr Rebekah Luff, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Prof Vikki McCall, University of Stirling

Tasnim Rahman, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Alison Benzimra, United St Saviour’s Charity

Kathryn Smith, Social Care Institute for Excellence