Category Archives: RETIREMENT HOUSING

A Dementia Way Forward

My last two posts were prompted by the campaign launched in the Daily Mail to get the Government to address the disgraceful state of care for people with dementia in this country.   It has very successfully exposed the level … Continue reading

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Dementia in the News again

The summer is a quiet time for news and Brexit seems to be at a standstill.   So  The Daily Mail has polished up some old news and started a campaign about the injustice of people having to sell their … Continue reading

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High Price of Dignity

Following on from my last weeks post about the under funding of Residential Care comes a contrasting viewpoint.    A headline in The Guardian —— “Scandal Of UK’s worst Care Homes Revealed”. The article reports on an investigation carried out by the … Continue reading

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Dignity be damned again !

Care homes are again in the headlines.     The Daily Mail has once again raised its campaigning banner “Dignity for the Elderly”.  It’s been a very long and wholly ineffective effort.   It started way back in 2010, when … Continue reading

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Care Home Time Bomb!

The title of this blog is taken from the front page headlines of the Daily Express on Tuesday 5th June 2018.   It’s a report from an investigation carried out by the GMB Union which investigated the level of arrears of … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – next steps

This is a drawing together of my series of blogs about a new form of  Community Retirement Village. It has not been easy to distill the essence of thirty years work building and then managing a new type of retirement … Continue reading

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Bungalow Bingo !

Every few years there are pleas for more bungalows to be built.    But, they never are.   You would think people would learn.    Every new Housing Minister thinks they are the answer to older people’s prayers. Think tanks … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Enlightened Management

Retirement villages should be a genuine partnership between residents and staff.  For residents to take advantage of all the lifestyle opportunities, they need support from a management team that has a “can do culture”.  The management team’s focus needs to … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Surrounding Neighbourhood

A new retirement village with its range of communal facilities is the start of a new community for older people.    Typically comprising around 250 apartments, a village hall, a shop, restaurant,  bar, coffee lounge, library, craft room, computer suite, … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Later Lifestyle Opportunities

The key issue with retirement villages is that they should offer people a range of new opportunities in later life.    So many of the alternative retirement housing models are perceived by older people as a last resort option.   … Continue reading

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