Facing up to Falls

RoSPA, the UK’s leading accident prevention charity, has created the short film, Facing up to Falls, as part of its Safer Homes project. It aims to …

The Silver Line Launch

Erosh Patron, Esther Rantzen, has launched nationally The Silver Line; a free 24-hour dedicated helpline which aims to combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, …

Silver Sunday Success

10 London boroughs, 11 British counties,  over 180 free events, hundreds of cakes, thousands of cups of tea, sing-a-longs, dance-a-thons, and a lot of hard working volunteers …

South West network re-launching

Members in the South West of England are set to benefit from the re-launch of our network in the region. Following consultation with members in the …

Discounted Sitra Training

  You will be delighted to learn that we have negotiated for erosh members a significant 20% discount with Sitra on a number of specially selected …

Erosh in the headlines

Always keen to champion the role of erosh and the work that our members do, we have achieved national headlines in Inside Housing. Please look out …

Ageing-in-place conference 2013

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is jointly hosting a major international conference in September. This annual event looks to bring 120 senior level decision makers from international …

Calls for more bungalows

Councils are to be urged to build a new generation of bungalows as part of a planning revolution to create bespoke homes for people aged above …

Calls for evidence

Members are encouraged to come forward with examples of good practice in using volunteers to deliver older people’s housing and support. Here, our chief executive outlines …

Erosh in the regions

Erosh’s local networks are a fantastic way to come together with other members and like-minded professionals to share good practice and discuss sector issues. This month …

Office closure

The erosh office will close for annual leave from Monday, August 12, and will re-open on Friday, August 30.

Housing Award finalists announced

Twenty six housing schemes and care homes for older people learnt today they have won a medal in national awards judged by residents and tenants. However …

Loneliness in Wales

Dr Ed Bridges, Policy Advisor (wellbeing), Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, claims that “loneliness amongst older people is reaching epidemic proportions”. He has written an interesting …

Future proofing sheltered housing

CEO of Trafford Housing Group, Matthew Gardiner, has written an insightful blog on how we can future-proof sheltered housing. Looking at the changing shape of older …

Research announcements

Since our last ezine, the findings of some interesting research projects have been published by the Office for National Statistics on measuring national wellbeing, statistics from …

Briefing on Universal Credit

Briefing on Universal Credit A new erosh briefing explains the impact of Universal Credit on older people’s accommodation and support services. The briefing looks into the type …

And in London…

The London Regional Network relaunched in May with a well attended meeting. Michelle Smith, London regional lead of the National Housing Federation, gave an update to …

Access today’s best training

We know that our members are committed to being at the forefront of best practice. This requires an accompanying commitment to on-going training and staff development. …

Meeting fire safety challenges

Engaging with local fire services to ensure they understand sheltered accommodation and how it differs from residential care or nursing homes is a key member priority. …

Help set the agenda

Lobbying is a crucial strand of our activity and together we can ensure the issues which affect our organisations and our customers remain on the political …

Engage with us online

Engaging with local fire services to ensure they understand sheltered accommodation and how it differs from residential care or nursing homes is a key member priority. …

Help set the agenda

Lobbying is a crucial strand of our activity and together we can ensure the issues which affect our organisations and our customers remain on the political …

Engage with us online

We have launched an exclusive erosh members’ forum on professional networking site LinkedIn. It’s an excellent resource to forge links between members who are geographically remote …

And finally…

Unfortunately we had to cancel the Midlands Network meeting on 18 June at Waterloo Housing Association,Solihull. We are rescheduling this event to the week beginning 30 …

Welfare Reform update

In our briefing last December, we explained that ‘mixed aged’ couples would be affected by the spare room subsidy/size criteria from October 2013. However we are …

Getting to grips with Dilnot

A conference to discuss the impact of the Dilnot Report and reforming how adult social care and support is funded will take place in London on …

Two executive appointments for erosh

The national consortium of older people’s housing and support (erosh) has appointed two new leading housing professionals to head-up the organisation. Rebecca Mollart, a freelance consultant …

Erosh comes together for AGM

Members and non-members joined us to celebrate a successful year at our Annual General Meeting. Our AGM is an opportunity for people to come along to …

Erosh offers new in-house training

Erosh is delighted to announce that it now offers in-house training to accompany its good practice advice and guidance. Training will be delivered by specialist, ‘erosh …

Housing for Older People Awards

Erosh would like to encourage members to put themselves forward for the prestigious Housing for Older People Awards. The Awards’ nomination process has become a fully-fledged …

Erosh member Hanover@50

We are delighted that our long-standing member Hanover is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate its milestone the organisation is holding The Hanover@50 debate …

Midlands Network round-up

Another successful meeting of the Midlands Regional Network was held on 19 March 2013 at Stretton Lodge, one of Whitefriars Housing’s sheltered housing schemes in Coventry. …

Ready for Ageing?

The House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change warns in its report Ready for Ageing? that society is underprepared for our ageing population. The …

Erosh launches mobility vehicle guidance

New good practice guidance on mobility vehicles has been launched on our Policy and Practice Portal. After members raised issues with erosh about accommodating residents’ mobility …

Calls to tackle social isolation

Older people’s champion Esther Rantzen CBE, guest speaker at erosh’s Innovation and Good Practice Awards, emphasised the need to tackle social isolation. . Esther Rantzen CBE …

Erosh welcomes new members

Erosh would like to welcome its new members to have joined recently. New members include whg, Magna Housing Association, Nottingham City Homes, Dacorum Borough Council, Shah …