Cornerstone Assets created a development framework for housing for older people. This framework clarified the commissioning scope for adult social care, which enabled the Council to progress other sites for general housing. The Council wanted to promote integrated communities, with a supply of good housing choices for older people.
As part of our work we compiled and reviewed the data that the Council had already collated in terms of both housing supply (including extra-care and sheltered stock), housing demand, care provision, care costs, Council land assets (including earmarked development sites and any sites in operation for older persons services. We then held a strategic workshop with commissioners and other stakeholders to explore housing and care choices and priorities for Barnet; where needs are not being met and options for addressing market failings.
We then produced a concise development framework document, which set-out an indicative development programme, specifying preferred location within the borough and the housing typologies; and a high level programme and financial appraisal with funding and delivery options.