New workshops explore where next for housing and our ageing population in Wales
Housing is increasingly recognised as a significant contributor to the well-being of the whole population, in particular older people. IPC has contributed extensively to this debate in Wales and has developed two new workshops to support commissioners and providers to address challenges in this area.
The workshops will be held in Cardiff in June and in Llandudno in September, aiming to bring together senior local authority commissioners with senior staff from housing providers to discuss and explore two key areas in housing and older people.
- Workshop 1: Planning for the future accommodation and care needs of older people in Wales considers how best to take a robust, whole system approach to planning for the future accommodation and care needs of our local older communities. It explores the relationship between demand for different services, and how we can understand and predict that demand.
- Workshop 2: Making best use of our current housing assets for our ageing population in Wales explores how we ensure we understand the contribution made by different housing assets to the delivery of outcomes for our local population, and how we can work together to ensure we make the best use of them at a time of limited resources.
New housing publication
We have also recently published a case study, Planning for the future of older people accommodation in Powys, which highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys, and draws out lessons applicable elsewhere.