Get Involved

The Older People’s Champions Group with the support of Care & Repair England has developed some resources to offer practical help for local groups act on housing.

Practical examples of local action on housing

The guides below offer practical ideas for local older people’s forums and groups who want to influence local housing policy, plans and actions.

Bristol Older People’s Forum

Older People’s Housing in Bristol – The importance of “Location” and in “Having a Say”

This report includes a link to the film produced in partnership with the Bristol Older People’s Forum, Care & Repair England and Bristol Ageing Better, “Living at Home: Five Stories from Older People”.

Slough 50plus Forum

The report includes links to the personalised “Digital Stories” from some of the forum members.


Greater Manchester Older People’s Network:


Leeds Older People’s Forum:

Age UK London:

MRS Independent Living:

Elders Council of Newcastle:

Housing Voices – how Elders Council of Newcastle, working with Skimstone Arts and Northumbria University, have used theatre and film to engage people in later life conversations about their housing.

Wirral Older People’s Parliament

Wirral Older People’s Parliament outreach action to involve older people in Birkenhead and Wallasey concerning proposed waterfront re-development.

Click here for examples of other work undertaken by the Older People’s Housing Champions Group.

Right To Manage Case Study a case study on how a group of older residents developed a right to manage company for a retirement scheme in the Wirral, North West  (May 2016)

Age Friendly Street Design A practical report on street design produced as a result of work with the Manchester Age Friendly Design Group (September 2016)

Guides for local action 

An overview of the planning system and potential opportunities to influence the homes and neighbourhoods being planned click here

Ideas for local housing action

Click here  for some general ideas of what you could do locally. (November 2018)

Do send us details of what action you are taking on housing



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