Boost for resident involvement

A new training pack to help older people’s housing providers looking to set up or build on their resident involvement projects will soon be available. The …

NHS to strike housing deal

The NHS is drawing up a national charter that will call on local health bosses to work with housing providers to improve services. Representatives from the …

Silver Line launched

Esther Rantzen, 72, has launched a new telephone service aiming to help older people combat isolation. Based on the success of Childline, The Silver Line has …

Christmas opening hours

The erosh office will close from 19 December 2012 to 7 January 2013. The office will re-open on the afternoon of 7 December.

Mobility scooters in the spotlight

Erosh will be publishing its good practice guidance on mobility vehicles in January. Members have raised a number of issues with erosh about accommodating residents’ mobility …

Launch of HAPPI report

Erosh is encouraging members to more widely promote how housing and support services for older people can result in cost savings for health and social services …

Spread the Warmth this winter

Celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, and Mollie King of The Saturdays have donated coats to Age UK shops to raise money to help …

Stay in touch

Members can keep up to date with breaking news and developments from erosh by following us on Twitter. We share our good practice, news, policy updates …

Advertise your job vacancies

Why not advertise your job vacancies directly to almost 700 contacts in the older people housing and support sector? Erosh can now advertise job vacancies on …

Working with local fire services

We need to work together to help improve responses from local fire services as a number of erosh members have raised concerns over inconsistent policies and …

Mobility scooters in the spotlight

Members have raised issues with erosh about accommodating residents’ mobility scooters so we are working with HouseMark to develop some good practice guidance on the subject. …

Members boost Welsh network

Erosh’s South Wales network is proving a success after its second meeting brought lively discussion for members. The event, held at RCT Homes in Pontypridd, saw …

CIH hosts midlands network meeting

Erosh’s next Midlands regional network meeting is kindly being hosted by the Charted Institute of Housing. The meeting on Thursday, December 6, will see guest speakers …

Welcome to new members

Erosh would like to welcome its new members to have joined recently. New members include Progress Housing Group, Raven Housing Trust and consultant Peter McMahon. Claire …

CIH hosts midlands network meeting

Erosh’s next Midlands regional network meeting is kindly being hosted by the Charted Institute of Housing. The meeting on Thursday, December 6, will see guest speakers …

Care services to get extra £100m

The care services minister has announced an extra £100 million to fund specialist housing for older people. Norman Lamb announced at the Liberal Democrat conference yesterday …

Study into retirement housing

Is retirement housing an option only for the well-off or those on means-tested benefits? New quantitative analysis by the New Policy Institute for JRF and AgeUK …

Silver line phone for older people

Esther Rantzen will be trialling a new telephone service aimed at helping older people this year. Silverline, based on the success of Childline will offer support …

RCT residents get IT-savy

Residents at erosh member RCT Homes’ sheltered housing complexLinden Courthave been finding out how to get online. Thanks to help from Meadow Prospect’s Do IT Digital …

Stay in touch

Members can keep up to date with breaking news and developments from erosh by following us on Twitter. We share our good practice, news, policy updates …

Advertise your job vacancies

Why not advertise your job vacancies directly to almost 700 contacts in the older people housing and support sector? Erosh can now advertise job vacancies on …

Welcome to new members

Erosh would like to welcome the following new members. New members include: Housing Vision Ltd AgeUKManchester Progress Housing Group Pennine Housing 2000 Community Housing Cymru Group …

Appeal for case studies

Erosh is going to be producing good practice guidance for members on mobility scooter issues – and we want to hear from you. If you have …

Advertise your job vacancies

Why not advertise your job vacancies directly to more than 500 contacts in the older people housing and support sector? Erosh can now advertise job vacancies …

Tackling hoarding

Erosh has produced good practice guidance to help its members deal with the issue of obsessive hoarding. Hoarding is a complex, often long-term, behavioural pattern usually consisting of …

Residential Scheme Manager in Usk

Erosh member Merlin Homes is recruiting for a Residential Scheme Manager in Usk The post is a permanent contract and is a part-time position (20 hours a …

MPs call for minister for older people

MPs have unanimously urged the government to consider creating a ‘minister for older people’. The decision was reached after a cross-party group of backbenchers, who say …

Search for Diamond champions

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, WRVS is calling for nominations from around the country for ‘Diamond Champions’, older people who volunteer in their …

Living well in retirement

A new publication from HACT Fit for Living Network and supported by the Housing LIN, sets out an investment and delivery framework to enable low income …

New trustee welcomed to erosh

Erosh would like to welcome its new trustee Jon Head who has joined the organisation. In his role as trustee, Jon has become a member of …

New network launched

Members inSouth Walesare launching a new network to help providers share good practice and tackle issues in the sector. TheSouth Walesnetwork was launched on Monday, July …

Achieving excellence in a new era

The CHS Housing and Support Congress & Exhibition 2012 will take place on July 12 and 13 inCheltenham. Life for housing support providers has become more …

What do you want to ask erosh?

One of services erosh offers through its new website is its ‘Ask erosh’ facility’. Both members and non-members can post a query here on anything to …

New partnership for erosh

Erosh has teamed up with Midlands-based Shakespeares Solicitors to help provide advice and guidance to its ‘Ask erosh’ customers. Shakespeares is well-known in the social housing …

Feedback on Welfare Reform

The Welfare Reform Act will hit older people and their housing providers hard and risks overlooking important changes to vulnerable tenants. We know that our members …

Local networks come together

Regional chairs and network representatives met inLondonon May 31 for their annual meeting. The event was well attended provided a valuable opportunity for network representatives to …

Waltham Forest job vacancy

Erosh member Waltham Forest Housing Association is a small housing association working solely in the London borough of Waltham Forest. It manages and/or provides support to 374 …

Care in Crisis 2012

With recent figures from the Department of Health showing that overall expenditure on adult social care fell by 1per cent in real terms last year to …

Adult safeguarding protection hub

The University of Ulster has launched a Safeguarding Adults and Risk Information Hub (SAaRIH). The Hub is an on-line central information resource for practitioners, managers, researchers, …

Appeal for good practice

Sitra is looking for good examples of tenant and leaseholder handbooks, especially in supported housing or care services, for a project it’s running. It is particularly …

What do you want to ask erosh?

One of services erosh offers through its new website is its ‘Ask erosh’ facility. Both members and non-members can post a query here on anything to …

Mobility scooters in the spotlight

Mobility scooters can be a lifeline for older people but they have been hitting the headlines recently. Erosh trustee and joint chair of our marketing and …

Dates for your diary

Erosh members are invited to attend forthcoming regional network meetings. Northern Irelandnetwork, which is one of our most well attended, is holding its Annual General Meeting …

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Easter closing

Please note the erosh office will be closed over Easter from Thursday, April 6 until Monday, April 16. If you email us with any queries we …