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Older People's Health & Social Care

My house or my home? The challenges of ageing and housing

Thursday 6 February 2014

A joint event (CPD certified) from Making Research Count, Age UK London & Social Care Workforce Research Unit

The conference was also supported by The British Society of Gerontology

10.30am – 3pm

Henriette Raphael Function Room, Henriette Raphael House, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 9RT, near London Bridge Station


A conference report by Joan Rapaport is on the Social Care Workforce: Blog. In addition, see #olderpeople6 and Jo Moriarty's Storify.


10.30 Registration & coffee

11.00 Professor Jill Manthorpe
Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit (SCWRU), King’s College London
Chair’s welcome. 'My House - My Home'

11.20 Jeremy Porteus @HousingLIN
Director, Housing Learning and Improvement Network
'Building homes, shaping communities: more than just a question of supply & demand?'

11.50 Vic Rayner @vicrayner
Chief Executive, SITRA
'Housing with care and support – data, outcomes and delivery'

12.20 Dr Maureen Crane & Dr Louise Joly
Reader in Applied Social Research & Research Fellow, SCWRU, King’s College London
'The housing and support needs of older homeless people'

12.50 Lunch

1.50 Dr Simon Evans

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Health & Society, University of Worcester
'The ASSET project: emerging findings'

2.20 Maria Brenton @MariaBrenton65
Project Consultant to Older Women’s Cohousing Company
'Cohousing: The old-fashioned community of the future'

2.50 Professor Jill Manthorpe
Chair’s closing comments

3.00 Close

On Twitter

This was our 6th joint annual conference. Suggested hashtag: #olderpeople6

Follow the Social Care Workforce Research Unit: @scwru

Conference organiser

Jess Harris, SCWRU.

Joint conference 2015

The date of #olderpeople7 is Thursday, 12 February 2015.

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