Sheltered Housing – Fit for the future?. Eileen Patterson, FOLD HA Fiona Boyle, Research consultant. Workshop on sheltered housing. Introduction about sheltered housing sector and issues/challenges - Eileen The rationale for research and review of current model - Fiona
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Eileen Patterson, FOLD HA
Fiona Boyle, Research consultant
Challenges as identified in 2009:
Demography and Demand
Design and standard of accommodation
Strategy for Older People
Characteristics as identified in 2009:
Key Question:How will the research on SHELTERED HOUSING inform our views on these challenges and characteristics and help us determine future use?
Overview of the number and distribution of sheltered housing schemes in Northern Ireland
Profile of current sheltered housing tenants
High satisfaction levels
Sheltered housing has low levels of voids
A small number of sheltered housing schemes experience difficulties in terms of achieving full occupancy
Significant numbers of offers of sheltered housing are turned down
Sheltered housing is in good physical condition with good accessibility
Tenants are getting older and are ageing in place, and age span of tenants is extending at both ends.
The needs of tenants have changed since sheltered housing was first developed
There are varying perceptions of sheltered housing and a range of reasons for turning down an offer of sheltered housing.
Being supported to Live Independently
General Needs Accommodation
Individual Needs and Targeted Services
Is becoming an ‘Older Person’
different now than it was 20 or 30
Are they the same as in 2009?