Letting agents association refutes revenge eviction allegations

LONDON: The Association of Residential Letting Agents has released the text of its evidence to MPs probing so-called ‘revenge evictions’.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector is next week hearing oral evidence on the issue and is taking written submissions.
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New reference book for future care home designs released

LONDON: A new textbook on care home design for high rise, high density cities has been released.

The study focuses on community integration; the creation of ‘home’; the urban grove design concept and the application of universal design in high rise elevators, ramps and cart storage.
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Assisted living business cycle drawing to close says progenitor

MANCHESTER: The founder of the assisted living movement has acknowledged privately that its business cycle is drawing to a close.

Created as a response to the ‘concentration camp’ conditions of care homes in the 1960s, the model is losing sway to the ‘stay at home’ baby boomer tidal surge.
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Care home design remains locked into institutional thinking

LEEDS: Care home design remains bonded to past institutional practices.

The tug of war between clinical obligations, staff influence, cost control and management practicalities versus residential ambience and the creation of energising space is still being won by the prison designers of the past. Read More

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