A blueprint for Scotland's future: The importance of housing for general wellbeing in Scotland

The Commission on Housing and Wellbeing was established by Shelter Scotland in the autumn of 2013.

Shelter Scotland asked the Commission to make an independent, evidence-based assessment of the importance of housing for general wellbeing (all ages) in Scotland and to make recommendations for future priorities and policies that would help to improve housing conditions and wellbeing.

In September 2016 the Chair's report examines progress against these recommendations and shines a light on whether those involved in Scottish housing have risen to the Commission's challenge.

The Commission noted the close links between

  • inequality
  • poverty
  • and poor housing

Specific issues affecting older people

  • fuel poverty
  • disrepair and adaptations
  • access to accessible housing and assistive technologies.