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How can housing help tackle health inequalities in later life?

16 Jun 2022
Breakfast session - 11B
Collaboration & partnerships , Supporter session

More than 90% of people over the age of 65 live in mainstream housing, rather than
specialist retirement homes. With 80% of homes we’ll be living in by 2050 already built, the
condition and accessibility of existing housing is a critical factor in determining future quality
of life for people of all ages.
Interventions to improve housing quality can be one of the most cost-effective ways of
improving health outcomes and ensure we all stay in good health for longer. Investments in
adaptations or other home repairs and improvements can reduce falls or improve warmth,
enhance physical and mental wellbeing, reduce hospital admissions and prevent or delay
moves into residential care.
In this session, we will share good and innovative practice examples in commissioning and
providing home adaptation and repair services to achieve positive outcomes for residents
and local health and care systems.

Speakers
Patrick Vernon OBE, Chair of Walsall Together Health Partnership and Specialist Advisor – Voice, Centre for Ageing Better - Non-Executive Director for Inequalities, Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System
David Cundy, Director of Programmes - Centre for Ageing Better
Millie Brown
Centre for Ageing Better