In 2023, the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report highlighted the increasing pressures that an ageing population will place on services across Britain. Housing is crucial to supporting older people to maintain health and independence for as long as possible. This is especially true as older age is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated, and so some areas are facing larger housing shortfalls than others, as well as the challenge of integrating housing into other care systems. With older people’s housing an increasing national priority, now is the time for practitioners to come together to share best practice and shape future planning.

  • 2021 Census data showed that eight in ten people over the age of 90 were not living in care homes
  • The NHS spends over £1 billion per year on treating people affected by poor-quality housing, according to the CMO’s 2023 Annual Report
  • In September 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care announced £50 million of funding for local authorities to make home adaptations

Join us at The Older People’s Housing Conference 2024 to hear the latest updates on Government policy surrounding older people’s housing and how to support it from education experts across the sector. Learn from a series of best practice case studies showcasing a range of key topics, including improving accessibility in housing, ensuring safety and security, and tackling adult loneliness. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the housing and care sectors to share common challenges and solutions in providing older people’s housing.


Why Attend:

✓ High-level keynotes from leading experts on the latest updates and reforms to older people’s housing

✓ A range of key topics including designing an effective older people’s housing strategy, providing affordable housing, and working in partnership with healthcare

✓ Network with Senior Colleagues from across the housing and care sectors

✓ Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Les Mayhew, head of global research at the International Longevity Centre (ILC) UK, professor of statistics Bayes Business School (invited)

  • Keynote: An Update on the Progress of the Older People’s Housing Taskforce

    • Discussion of what ‘good’ dedicated older people’s housing should look like to inform future development
    • Advice on bringing together levers and partners in local systems to make change happen at a local level
    • Taking steps to ensure that the lived experience of older people is included in the taskforce’s findings
    • Designing developments that support people to maintain and improve their independence

    Professor Julienne Meyer CBE, Professor Emerita of Nursing: Care for Older People, City, University of London (invited)

  • Keynote: Developing an Effective Long-Term Strategy for Older People’s Housing

    • Methods to ensure that people can live in their communities for as long as possible
    • Creating community resources to tackle loneliness and isolation among older people
    • Implementing a building strategy that will give people the choice to move or stay in their current home
    • Providing resources and information to allow people to think about future homes earlier in life

    Holly Holder, Deputy Director for Homes, Centre for Ageing Better (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Working in Partnership to Provide Safe and Affordable Housing for Older People

    • Creating links with external agencies to help residents with additional costs from the cost-of-living crisis
    • Guidance on seeking opportunities with local councils to build new affordable housing for older people
    • Fostering partnerships with local contractors to provide trusted suppliers to make homers safer and accessible through retrofitting
    • Collaborating with local health services to ensure wraparound care is provided for residents

    Steve Eaves, Chair, Alpha Living (invited)

  • Case Study: Ensuring that Homes are Safe and Secure for Older Residents

    • Promoting good development practices to ensure new homes are gas and fire safe
    • Effective signposting towards support to help in the event of flooding
    • Providing education and support to prevent crime, especially burglary and scamming
    • Increasing energy efficiency to reduce fuel poverty and cold homes

    Sarah McClinton, Director of Health and Adult Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich


  • Case Study: Practical Steps to Foster Community and Reduce Loneliness Among Older People 

    • Developing accurate techniques to assess the extent and types of loneliness
    • Providing care schemes to promote opportunities to build social connections
    • Advice for choosing social activities to ensure they are appropriate and effective
    • Making changes to the built environment to tackle loneliness
    • Supporting efforts for people to reconnect to address loneliness caused by Covid isolation

    Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, Worcestershire County Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Providing High-Quality Housing and Support for Older People with Disabilities or Additional Needs

    • Advice for maintaining a good supply of adaptable housing to be able to flexibly meet changing levels of demand for housing
    • Updates on the latest technical solutions to improve safety for older people with disabilities
    • Innovative approaches to designing or refitting homes to support residents experiencing memory loss to live independently for longer
    • Securing grant funding to build or renovate supported and extra care housing to provide for residents with additional needs
    • Training staff to ensure that all residents are treated with respect and dignity


  • Case Study: Creating Collaborations Between Housing and Healthcare to Provide Joined-Up Care

    • Advice for building a strategy to respond to a disproportionately ageing population in a local authority
    • Fostering multi-agency collaboration to support older people at risk of isolation having retired to an unfamiliar area
    • Creating an effective falls and frailty service to assess older people’s housing and help them to safely continue to live independently
    • Tips for collaborating to create a dementia support service to help local people experiencing memory loss

    Simon Bryant, Director of Public Health, Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Working Together to Support Independence and Longevity

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in designing and maintaining housing for older people. Share your experiences and encourage cross-sector collaboration to ensure a high-quality and affordable supply of older people’s housing.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Innovative Approaches to Co-Producing Housing with Communities

    • Advice for turning co-production into successful community projects to increase social opportunities
    • Collecting detailed feedback to turn into action that reflects the needs and opinions of residents
    • Collaborating with research organisations to assess the effectiveness of programmes

    Joanna Barrett, Strategy and Assurance Director, Eastlight Community Homes (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Designing Accessible Homes Supported by Technology-Enabled Care

    • Implementing rigorous standards to guarantee that new homes are accessible to current and future residents
    • Making the switch from analogue phonelines to take advantage of the latest technology and build a resilient and interconnected system
    • Advice for creating an effective procurement strategy to ensure new technology is reliable and cost effective
    • Opening constructive dialogue with older people and their carers to decide on the most effective technology-enabled care

    Linda Thirkheld, Interim Director of Adults Safeguarding, City of York Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be involved in planning, housing, and social care.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate: £449 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £379 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: £649+VAT+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month