Published: 4th Jul 2019

Sheltered housing in Leamington Spa. A national strategy on supported and specialist housing is needed to help the two million older people in the UK living in poor quality housing, an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) has said. Calling for greater integration between housing and health and care, the APPG for ageing and older people has urged government to restore funding for national and local housing advice services after conducting an inquiry into decent homes for older people. In its report, published today, the APPG has also called for urgent funding and planning reforms to expand the availability of housing with care and to increase funding for adaptations and repairs. ‘Many older people are living in unsafe, unsuitable and unhealthy accommodation, with little hope of being able to move somewhere better or improve their homes,’ wrote the chair of the APPG, Rachael Maskell. ‘Unless we work to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)