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How associations can use their specialist knowledge to create flexible, adaptable and affordable new models of housing which enable older people to stay at home for as long as possible and so save on care costs
St Vincent’s Housing Association’s two new 19-unit supported housing schemes in Bury and Billington represent a new model of housing for older people and disabled adults. They enable older people to avoid unplanned moves into expensive residential accommodation, should their health deteriorate with care-ready homes that accommodate emerging technologies.
St Vincent’s developed the two schemes with the help of CASSH (Care and Support for Specialised Housing) funding from the Department of Health and £550,000 of HCA Care & Support Grant.
The schemes are designed with affordability in mind, with simple design principles and no expensive facilities or staffing requiring revenue funding. Incorporating these HAPPI design features at the outset gives flexibility of usage over time of individual apartments and communal areas depending on need. In addition, each apartment has been designed to meet the Lifetime Homes standard.
Placeshapers retweeted Becky Whitmore
Glad to see this response to the vile leaflet and that it's not from the parish council.
14 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Paul Hackett
Much as I applaud government for this initiative it’s only part of story. 1.4m low-income households depend on #PRS… https://t.co/ppjTw4zeRa
15 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Rachael Orr
Great news the Govt plans to stop short-notice evictions for tenants. Long overdue. Well done to @Shelter… https://t.co/v5EFg7e721
15 Apr 2019
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