Enabling older and disabled people to stay in their own homes

The World of Care and Repair

Care and Repair Scotland in association with The Alliance hosted The World of Care and Repair, our first digital conference, on Wednesday 24th March 2021. 

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:


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