Repairs and Maintenance Summit Coming Up – 24 April 2012 – Good Homes for Good Lives

By: Cresa  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Housing

The Good Homes one day summit in Wellington on April 24 is the culmination of four years of research into safe and healthy housing for older people, led by the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA).

The key focus of the Good Homes programme has been to identify how the home repairs and maintenance needs of older people can be met so older people can stay safely and comfortably in their own homes and communities.

The Good Homes research is a new and practical approach to helping people maintain their homes, stay healthy and have more choices about their housing as they grow older.  

 The Good Homes summit is an opportunity to present and review the findings with support service providers, housing providers, local and central government staff and funding organisations and showcase the practical tools that have been developed out of the research.

A preliminary programme for the summit is available under the latest publications page (see links to the right).


Keywords: Housing

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We are saddened that Brian Ponting of Kawerau passed away on Thursday last, but wish to acknowledge and celebrate his life of unremitting community service and the help and advice he has provided us when working within Kawerau. The Good Homes one day summit in Wellington on April 24 is the culmination of four years of research into safe and healthy housing for older people, led by the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment.


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On the road with the Good Homes project – Good Homes for Good Lives

In this case the product is the Assessment Tool – a room-by-room checklist developed after five years of research – to help older householders identify what work needs to be done on their home and who is the best person to do it. In the next 30 years there will be an increase in the number of older people who do not own their own home and landlords will need to be more aware of maintenance and repairs issues for this group.