Event Summary

“The UK is only building around 7,000 new sheltered housing properties a year, despite there being demand for at least 30,000 and up to 50,000”*  

Join Westminster Insight’s new Older People’s Housing Digital Conference to hear about the latest regulation, funding and innovation to meet the growing demand of homes specifically purposed for an ageing population.   

The Older People’s Housing Taskforce has been launched and the Government has announced increases to funding including the Better Care Fund over the next 2 years. There is growing momentum for health, social care and housing providers to improve the supply and quality of housing for older people. 

This practical, half-day conference will cover:  

  • Working across housing, health and care to deliver sheltered housing and improve housing options for older people
  • Updates on the upcoming Supported Housing Bill 
  • Improving outcomes for people living at home through technology and co-production of services 
  • Empowering people to live independently for longer  

Attend to hear next steps for the Older People’s Housing Taskforce, including its Chair, Professor Julienne Meyer and Kathryn Smith, Chief Executive, SCIE. You will gain insights to assess and forecast local needs to ensure that housing stock and future plans are fit for purpose.

Matthew Winn, Chief Executive, Specialist Advisor to NHS England on Community Health will share guidance on how to leverage community support to relieve pressures on local services including emergency units and social care.  

We will explore holistic models to deliver affordable, inclusive and accessible homes, amidst the cost-of-living crisis. 

This conference will bring together key stakeholders across health, housing and social care to discuss solutions and share best practice to help improve housing options for older people and meet changing needs.

* Lord Best on the Mayhew Review 

Key Topics

  • Ensuring the housing supply is fit for an ageing population
  • Using funding streams efficiently to deliver improvements
  • Working collaboratively with local health and social care providers
  • Complying with new regulations from the Supported Housing Bill
  • Best practice examples – new technologies and adaptations, and co-production of services 
  • Learnings from innovative case studies and technology enabled care examples (TEC)