Changes at the top

This year has seen new faces being welcomed to the executive team and new staff members joining the organisation. In January Erosh bid farewell to one …

Corporate membership

Erosh is committed to ensuring that we provide excellent value for money for our members. In 2012 we will explore the possibility of securing corporate members …

Partnership working

We will continue in our commitment to build excellent working partnerships that benefit our members and our work. We are keen to hear from partners that …

Communicating with you

We know that members need additional support from us more than ever at the moment given the challenges facing the sector. In 2012 we are committing …

New hub of support

We have been listening to our members carefully and their calls for more help on a day to day basis. In February 2012 we will be …

Erosh in the regions

Erosh’s local networks continue to be a great driving force across the country. Together we have continued to hold meetings throughout the year with networks being …

Housemark partnership

Our director of policy Rebecca Mollart has joined HouseMark’s panel of experts on its Members’ Forum providing advice and guidance on older people’s housing issues. This …

Responding to our members

Our bank of experts are always on-hand to help members in their day-to-day work by responding to a whole range of queries. This year some of …

In the headlines

We have been representing the views of our members and issues in the sector through our continued media activity. Through our support from The Bridge Group …

Reaching Out

Our major campaign for 2011 Reaching Out – sheltered housing, a community resource has proved a great success with members championing the role of sheltered housing. …

Policy updates

The sector has faced significant challenges this year. To help our members get their heads around everything from health and social care to Benefit Reform, we …

Erosh’s response to Housing Strategy

The Government’s Housing Strategy has recognised the need to meet demands for good quality accommodation for older people which meets their needs and aspirations. Whist the …

Riverside in running for design award

A Riverside development for residents aged over 55 has been shortlisted for a design award. RydalGardensinLangley, is in the running for the People’s Design Award, part …

Our ageing population of tomorrow

The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) has produced a report discussing the intergenerational tensions around the use of housing inEngland. The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) is a newly established …

Moving personal budgets forward

A paper has been produced to give an overview of the latest evidence in how the sector is progressing with the delivery of personal budgets. Personal …

Warm up for Winter

The Cold Weather Plan for England was issued on 1st November 2011. It is part of the wider suite of measures which the Department of Health …

Go for gold

ERoSH members are being encouraged to get their hard work recognised on the national stage by entering the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Housing for Older People …

Erosh champions good practice

Erosh is relaunching its website in 2012 and we need your help! We are looking for examples of good practice that may be included on the …

Calling members in the north west

A new regional network for older people’s housing and support providers in thenorth westis being launched this month by erosh. Erosh member Riverside ECHG is heading …

Caring for our future

Members are being encouraged to give their views on the future of care and support to inform a Government White Paper on social care reform and …

Local networks update

As always our local networks are meeting on a regular basis to share best practice and discuss key issues in the sector. Our Waltham Forest Regional …

Free digital learning resources

Navigating the digital landscape can be daunting but a selection of free online guides could help your organisation and your residents. ‘Digital Unite’ has worked with …

Protect against flu

It’s officially winter flu season and the NHS is encouraging all those eligible for a flu jab to get protected now. The flu jab is a …

Wii are all gaming now

Haydock pensioners are proving that age is no barrier by joining forces with youngsters to keep fit and active playing on a video games console, thanks …

A new way of support planning

No one can accuse sheltered housing staff at RCT Homes of resting on their laurels. After becoming the largest inWalesto achieve CHS accreditation and being nominated …

Midlands Supported Housing Month 2011

Providers of supported housing and related care and support services throughout theMidlandsare joining forces to shout out about the work that they do. Midlands Supported Housing …

Caring for our future

Members are being encouraged to give their views on the future of care and support to inform a Government White Paper on social care reform and …

Times are changing

ERoSH recognises that as the sector changes there is an unprecedented need for sharing best practice and joint working to benefit our members’ working. As a …

ERoSH signs up to Age Action Alliance

ERoSH has pledged its commitment to creating neighbourhoods where older people are secure, valued and able to make a contribution to their local communities and wider …

Older residents have their say

Residents living in ERoSH member bpha retirement housing schemes are taking a more active role in how the schemes are run and the services provided. Ten …

New guide to fire safety in housing

Working in partnership with West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) and the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Chartered Institute of Housing CIH has produced a new …

Date for your diary

ERoSH’s Midlands Regional Network will be holding its next event on Friday, July 22 in Wolverhampton. The event is being held at Wolverhampton City Council’s sheltered …

ERoSH champions public sector awards

ERoSH is supporting the Guardian’s Public Services Awards in a bid to champion best practice across the sector. Members are being encouraged to enter the Guardian …

Residents make a ‘splash’

The royal wedding was amongst the inspiration for older people at a sheltered housing scheme taking part in a best-dressed duck competition to celebrate the completion …

Have your say on SP funding cuts

A new online poll is being run to look into the impact of spending cuts on Supporting People services nationwide. The online survey, run by Inside …

Partnership promotes personalisation

A new sector-wide partnership has launched to represent personalisation and personal budgets in adult social care. Think Local, Act Personal is made up of more than …

Regional boost for ERoSH networks

In the face of cost-cutting, localism and local offers housing providers need to share best practice and learning points more than ever, that is why we …

Disabled Facilities Grant announced

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has confirmed that £180m is being given to councils to help them fund home adaptations and help those with disabilities live comfortably …

Date for your diary

ERoSH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on Friday, April 15 in London. The AGM is being held at the Diana Memorial Fund at County …

Old and young share book magic

Young primary school children got dressed up as their favourite fantasy character to celebrate World Book Day with residents from a Waltham Forest Housing Association sheltered scheme. …

Last call for feedback from members

ERoSH has produced a series of six leaflets to promote the awareness of sheltered housing amongst the public and relevant professionals. We are currently updating the …

Hats off to housing champions

ERoSH would like to congratulate the nine members who scooped prestigious National Housing for Older People Awards. Thousands of older residents of from across the UK …

Date for your diary

ERoSH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on Friday, April 15 in London. More details about the meeting will be announced in future ezines but …

Welfare reforms

The Government has announced its plans for its Welfare Reforms Bill and ERoSH welcomes the attempt to simplify the welfare benefits system. With the Government committed …

Policy snap shot

ERoSH has produced two policy briefings on the Public Health White Paper and the Public Health Outcomes Framework, which are now available from our website. The …