Housing LIN Cymru
Updated on 24/08/2016
Hafod y Parc, Conwy
We 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 are also delighted to be invited to be a member and 'adviser' to the Welsh Government's Expert Group on Housing and Ageing Population. Further information can be found here .
It is estimated that there are only approximately 2,500 units of housing with care across Wales, of which 2.066 are units of extra care housing (Elderly Accommodation Counsel, August 2014). Furthermore, 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 - July 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"