Sharing power: integrating user involvement and multi-agency working to improve housing for older people

Gerald Midgley, Isaac Munlo and Mandy Brown

This report explores what problems exist in assessing and planning housing for older people, and examines ways in which they may be alleviated.

Through a series of interviews and workshops the researchers established both the barriers to effective provision, and how stakeholders think these problems could be improved or averted.

Participants devised an 'ideal' housing system and the final model of integrated multi-agency working and user involvement provides a template for designing specific multi-agency systems for local use.