JIT Scotland Housing


A good quality home is at the heart of independent living. For those who need care and support to be able to live their lives to the full, a home which provides them with the right type of house, in the right location, is a key requirement.

The great majority of people, including those with severe disabilities and long term conditions, already live in ordinary housing – not in hospitals or care homes – and this is where they want to stay. The need for quality housing and housing services will become more important over the next decades as a result of both the increase in the number of older people and the long standing policy objective of successive Scottish governments to shift the balance of care still further away from institutional settings.

JIT’s Contribution

The JIT’s role is to identify the housing ‘connections’ of local health and social care partnership’s work. Housing is one of the ‘themes’ within JIT’s work programme as well as forming part of the intensive support we provide to local partnerships.

Housing has been an integral part of the work of the JIT since it was formed in 2005.

Live Long and Prosper? Equity Investment and Housing with Care

This report explores the possibility of developing a viable market for the provision of housing with care that would be suitable for older homeowners with investment capacity. Of paticular interest was to explore the possibility of creating a model that would require little or no public subsidy.

Housing with Care Models Final Paper [763Kb]

Useful Links

The House Key
The House Key aims to provide good quality information about housing support services throughout Scotland.

Housing Learning and Improvement Network
National network for the promotion of new ideas in the delivery of housing, care and support services.

Scottish Government Housing & Regeneration
Home of the Scottish Government’s resources on housing.

Seizing the Opportunities: Housing and Prevention
The Minister for Housing and Welfare has agreed that the recommendations in the Final Report of the Preventative Support Working Group should be taken forward. More info here

No Place Like Home Documents
Presentations can now be downloaded.

Housing and Reshaping Care reports published
A number of reports looking at the role Housing Associations and Housing Services play in the Reshaping Care programme have been published and are available for download. For more info see here .

Community Controlled Housing Associations
have a huge contribution to make in supporting older people in our communities. This video produced by Glasgow West of Scotland Forum with funding from JIT, illustrates some of the work they are already doing. More information is available from Jim Harvey jim.harvey@gwsf.org.uk or Amanda Britain a.britain@craigforth.co.uk.
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A charity run site providing free advice on elderly care, including specialist directories and information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages, across the UK.