Housing and support allow people in Sheffield in later life to age comfortably and safely within their community.
Where we live and the type of housing we live in has a significant impact on our quality of life. Poor quality or unsuitable housing and living isolated from community support will have a negative impact on wellbeing both mentally and physically as we age. Whether living independently or in a sheltered housing project it’s important that future housing developments in our city are planned for age friendly living and support active ageing.
Ageing Better: Working with older people to reduce social isolation and loneliness: A guide for Housing Associations
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This guide, written in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association, identifies five key messages based on our experiences of designing and delivering work in the housing sector to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people.
Farming Comes to You
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Farming Comes to You worked with older people in sheltered housing to encourage connection through community gardening and explored the value of small animal therapy when working with people with dementia in care homes.