Jeremy Porteus has over 25 years’ experience at being at the forefront of policy and practice in housing for older and disabled people in the UK. He has worked in national and local government, housing associations and the voluntary sector.
Until 2011, Jeremy was the National Programme Lead for Housing at the Department of Health (DH), England, and responsible for its £227million Extra Care Housing capital grant programme. Since leaving the DH, Jeremy has established the Housing Learning and Improvement Network as a leading independent “learning lab”, bringing together leading policy makers, commissioners and providers of housing, health and social care nationally and regionally to test out new ideas and improve the housing with care choices for older and vulnerable people.
Jeremy sits on the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia Health and Social Care Champion’s Group and is also Chair of the Homes and Communities Agency’s Vulnerable and Older People’s Advisory Group (the government social housing investment body in England). He recently completed a major report as Inquiry Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation – HAPPI2. Other publications include another APPG Inquiry Report, Living Well at Home and a new viewpoint for the Housing LIN on Living Labs: A brave new world of customer driven extra care housing.
Jeremy is also a Fellow of Knowledge Transfer at Oxford Brookes University and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section on Housing.