Key Points
  • Understanding the long-term impact of COVID-19: PPE, testing, social distancing, and financial challenges
  • Ending social isolation and loneliness in sheltered housing: connecting with residents and creating a community
  • Accelerating technology in housing to support residents of extra-care, sheltered, and supported housing schemes
  • Exploring the future of schemes to help house an ageing population
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover
  • Jonathan Walters, Deputy Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing
  • Bruce Moore, Chief Executive, Housing 21
  • Tim Hoyle, Assistant Director of Strategic Commissioning - Social Care, Health and Housing, Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Jeremy Porteus,Chief Executive, Housing LIN
  • John Glenton, Executive Director of Care and Support, Riverside
  • Tim Barclay, Chief Executive, Appello
  • Nick Sedgwick, Director of Service Development, Anchor Hanover
  • Robin Hewings, Director of Campaigns, Campaign to End Loneliness
  • Gerard Crofton-Martin, Director of Strategy Impact and Transformation, Independent Age


COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for sheltered, supported and extra-care housing. Protecting vulnerable or ‘at risk’ residents, redeploying staff and procuring PPE has become a priority to ensure service and business continuity.

Join Westminster Insight for our inaugural Sheltered Housing Digital Conference to hear from leading local authorities, housing associations and third sector organisations on the impact of COVID-19 to residents, costs, and lettings.

Our afternoon keynote session will be delivered by, Jonathan Walters, Deputy Chief Executive from the Regulator of Social Housing, on how a stronger regulatory framework could improve the longer-term quality and condition of sheltered housing and retirement schemes.

Consider the challenges of housing an ageing population including integrating health and social care, accessibility, and flexibility for residents. Tim Hoyle from Central Bedfordshire Council will share initiatives to help improve the standard of living for older people and people with disabilities, enhancing their quality of life.

Understand how COVID-19 has accelerated the implementation of technology in sheltered housing, explore how innovation could help to boost the health, well-being, and independence of your residents. Sheltered housing providers such as Anchor Hanover and Riverside will discuss how to identify people at risk of social isolation and develop person-centred interventions to reduce loneliness.


Agenda
Start

09:10 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Jane Ashcroft CBE Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover

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09:20 - 09:50
Morning Keynote Address: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Sheltered, Supported and Extra Care Housing Options

 
  • Considering the long-term impact of COVID-19 on sheltered housing options, including lettings, maintenance, and cost
  • Returning to a ‘new’ normal for residents, ensuring service continuity moving forward 
  • Learning from the pandemic and preparing for a potential second wave, procuring PPE, testing, and enforcing social distancing to help reduce transmissions
  • Examining the significant financial challenges due to inability to fill void properties, and the risk to long-term operation without additional support
09:40 - 09:50 Questions and Discussions

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Bruce Moore

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09:50 - 10:20
Case Study: Delivering Support Services to Engage Residents During COVID-19

 
  • Implementing remote service options for residents to ensure all support plans can be delivered
  • Engaging residents with technology to encourage communication, reduce loneliness and build social experiences
  • Reintroducing communal facilities and spaces that are COVID-19 secure for residents 
10:10 -10:20 Questions and Discussion 

10:20 - 11:10
Panel Discussion: Combatting Social Isolation and Loneliness for Residents in Supported Housing

 
  • Helping residents overcome the unique challenges of COVID-19 to support their wellbeing
  • Understanding how sheltered housing providers can identify people at risk of social isolation and developing person-centred interventions to reduce loneliness
  • Maximising communal facilities, both virtually and in person to create a community hub that enables residents to socialise with each other 


Speakers

Gerard Crofton-Martin Director of Strategy Impact and Transformation, Independent Age

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Nick Sedgwick Director of Service Development, Anchor Hanover

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Robin Hewings Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Campaign to End Loneliness

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John Glenton

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11:10 - 11:20
Break

 

11:20 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: The Future of Housing for an Ageing Population

 
  • Exploring how housing challenges can be integrated into health and care strategies to better support residents
  • Creating accessible homes for an ageing population, expanding sheltered housing schemes to help improve the standard of living for older people
  • Ensuring the government works with private landlords to offer flexible and adaptable housing for older and disabled renters 

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Jeremy Porteus Chief Executive, Housing LIN

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Tim Hoyle Assistant Director of Strategic Commissioning Social Care, Health and Housing, Central Bedfordshire Council

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12:00 - 12:30
Afternoon Keynote Address: Improving Sheltered Housing Regulatory Practice to Offer a High Standard of Living

 
  • Building a stronger regulatory framework that could improve the longer-term quality and condition of sheltered, supported and retirement schemes    
  • Investing in sheltered housing to ensure viable living options for older people       
  •  Ensuring statutory checks, repairs and maintenance are carried out to the highest standard to ensure the safety of residents 

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Jonathan Walters

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12:30 - 13:00
Case Study: Using Technology to Support Residents of Sheltered Housing

 
  •  Implementing preventative technology that can help to protect residents who are vulnerable
  • Understanding how technology could help to boost the health, wellbeing, and independence of sheltered housing residents
  • Exploring how technology could be a cost-effective approach to maintaining the health of residents and reduce pressure on the NHS 
12:50 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion

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Tim Barclay

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13:00 - 13:10
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

John Glenton

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Gerard Crofton-Martin Director of Strategy Impact and Transformation, Independent Age

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Tim Hoyle Assistant Director of Strategic Commissioning Social Care, Health and Housing, Central Bedfordshire Council

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Tim Barclay

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Jonathan Walters

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Jane Ashcroft CBE Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover

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Robin Hewings Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Campaign to End Loneliness

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Bruce Moore

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Jeremy Porteus Chief Executive, Housing LIN

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Nick Sedgwick Director of Service Development, Anchor Hanover

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Venue details

Streamed Live


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