Future options for housing and care


This discussion paper by SCIE is an initial paper from the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support discussing housing that facilitates care and support for older people.

It aims to provide a short overview of the key issues facing the sector, an initial vision for the future and some preliminary ideas which the Commission believes merit further exploration. It poses some questions which the Commission believes are critical for its remaining work to address.

The Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support  (opens new window) was launched in October 2020 and will present a blueprint for the future to enable greater choice and availability of housing and support for older people who may find it difficult to live independently at home, or who choose to live somewhere which provides more support options.

Jointly chaired by Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Sir David Pearson and Professor Julienne Meyer, the Commission is funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, with Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) providing the secretariat. The Housing LIN is pleased to be a member of the Commission and offer sector insight and intelligence.