Care and Repair Scotland has held an annual conference in March for the past 20 years. Covid restrictions prevented us from meeting together as normal.
However, the Zoom digital platform allowed us to hold an exciting event that was viewed by over 200 people.
The conference was opened by Kevin Stewart MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning.
The morning session featured presentations from organisations in Australia, Canada and America that assist older people to remain in their own homes through repairs and adaptations.
Konstantina Vasilakopoulou: Home Modification Information , Sydney Australia
Home Modification and Design Programmes
Arlene Etchen and Priscilla Prias-Molina, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Home Adaptation Research and Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence of First Nations
Margaret Johnson, Department of Housing and Community Development. Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Home Repair for the Elderly Program
The afternoon session featured topics that are more relevant to the day to day work of Care and Repair teams.
Edward Braisher, Associate Consultant, ROSPA
CDM Regulations Revisited
Jen Foley, Home Safety Officer (Scotland) ROSPA
Safety in the Home
Dr Munna Roy, Medical Director, Integral Occupational Health
Building Mental Resilience in a Covid World
To view recordings of the sessions, go to our media page: