Future role of housing

Future role of housing Feature Anthea Tinker Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College London (Askham et al 1999; Hancock et al 1999), which have shown the advantages and Future role disadvantages of this form of tenure for older people. There has also been a burgeoning of further research (largely due to the availability of of housing funding under the Engineering and Physical and Sciences EQUAL programmes) on assistive Anthea Tinker considers the future role of technology (www.equal.ac.uk). There have, housing for however, been no older people. large national studies such as For those of us that carried out The emphasis from older people themselves who have worked by the and in government policies is on keeping in this field one of Department of the most pleasing the Environment people in a home of their own features of recent (McCafferty, policy has been 1994). the increased recognition of housing for people of all ages. In policy documents relating to health and social care Key factors it is as if the poor sister has finally been invited in out of the cold. For example, the NHS Improvement Looking realistically at the future of housing for Plan (Department of Health (DH, 2004a) older people, there are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

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Feature Anthea Tinker Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College London (Askham et al 1999; Hancock et al 1999), which have shown the advantages and Future role disadvantages of this form of tenure for older people. There has also been a burgeoning of further research (largely due to the availability of of housing funding under the Engineering and Physical and Sciences EQUAL programmes) on assistive Anthea Tinker considers the future role of technology (www.equal.ac.uk). There have, housing for however, been no older people. large national studies such as For those of us that carried out The emphasis from older people themselves who have worked by the and in government policies is on keeping in this field one of Department of the most pleasing the Environment people in a home of their own features of recent (McCafferty, policy has been 1994). the increased recognition of housing for people of all ages. In policy documents relating to health and social care Key factors it is as if the poor sister has finally been invited in out of the cold. For example, the NHS Improvement Looking realistically at the future of housing for Plan (Department of Health (DH, 2004a) older people, there are

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