Housing LIN Cymru
Updated on 16/02/2017
Hafod y Parc, Conwy
With thanks to our partners, we have been able to extend our presence and provide these dedicated online resources on housing an ageing population in Wales.
We were also delighted to be invited to be a member and an advisor to the Welsh Government's Expert Group on Housing and Ageing Population. The Group's final report, 'A Housing AGEnda: Meeting the aspirations of older people in Wales' , was published in February 2017. Further information on the Expert Group's Terms of Reference can be found here .
It is estimated that there are only 2,262 housing with care apartments across Wales and, of these 1,888 are extra care housing (Elderly Accommodation Counsel, January 2017). And as outlined in our State of the Nation report, with a rapidly ageing population in Wales and pressure on capital funding to deliver housing with care for older people at scale there is a growing need for public and professional awareness around enhanced housing with care solutions, such as extra care housing, in order to make the case and tailor appropriate local solutions that meet the needs and aspirations of older people.
Regional Update - December 2016
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John Howells, Director of Housing and Regeneration at the Welsh Government
"Ensuring a good supply of affordable decent specialist housing for our older people is a challenge no government should shrink from or delegate entirely to others. The Housing LIN's invaluable resources play a valuable role in supporting the sector to improve the quality and diversity of housing with care in Wales"