Section: Housing for the Elderly

Commons Select Committee calls for a national strategy for older people's housing

Posted 09.02.18
Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee: Article link

The CLG Committee's new report on Housing for Older People recommends that the wider availability of housing advice and information should be central to the strategy and the existing FirstStop Advice Service should be re-funded by the Government to provide an expanded national telephone advice service.

The Committee calls on the Government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the forthcoming social care green paper.

The Committee also recommends that the National Planning Policy Framework be amended to encourage the development of more housing for older people and that councils identify a target proportion of new housing to be developed for this purpose, as well as publishing a strategy which explains how they intend to meet the housing needs of older people in their area.


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Reporting on February 2018

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