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Housing LIN update East Region Network Meeting 5 th May 2011
Housing LIN from April 2011 • Independent – no longer part of DH • National Housing LIN hosted by Elderly Accommodation council – Retains “branding” – Jeremy Porteus director – National voice for ECH and supported living options for older and vulnerable people – Manages membership database and contact – Provides revamped national website – regional micro-sites – www. housinglin. org. uk – Supports activity of regional LINs – Endorsement from Adass, JRF, NHF and CIH
New and Imminent Resources • Housing and Ageing Population: The Extra Care Solution – Tim Brown, De Montfort University • Everyone needs a home – Housing Forum report • Due soon: – Case studies – Buckshaw village private ECH, handyperson services – Factsheets – on vacancy chains, latest planning issues in ECH – Briefings – emerging health and social care landscape – Viewpoint on volunteering, co-production and mutual support in ECH • E-news will continue – next one due out early June
Regional LINs • Both to – act as a channel for cascading national learning & information – and to identify and share local good practice • “Regional champions” and steering groups • At least two network meetings p. a. plus additional activities as – membership and steering group determine – resourcing permits • Close collaboration with other groups – e. g. NHF • Need for support from our members in kind if not financially – e. g. venues for meetings
Role of Regional Champions • • To convene the network meetings To build up links within the region To co-ordinate any additional regional activities In addition, my own vision for the region: – To provide some expertise and signposting - within limits – To increase cross-sector engagement and understanding regionally – To improve the inclusion of housing and housingrelated options at a macro and micro level – e. g. in meeting the needs of people with dementia
Priorities for network meetings • Some from before: – Personalisation – Mental health? • Changing financial, policy and regulatory framework? • What else? • Anything else you would particularly like to see us doing or commissioning in the East?
Thank you! C/o EAC 3 rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment London SE 1 7 TP email: [email protected] org. uk tel: 020 7820 8077 website: www. housinglin. org. uk