Housing disrepair: Improving non-decent homes

The quality and suitability of a person’s home has a significant effect on their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

This impact can be even greater for older people, most of whom spend a greater amount of time at home than those of working age. Older people are also more likely to be living with the chronic health conditions that can be caused or exacerbated by poor housing.

This guide is part of a series which offers practical information and advice for local older people’s forums and groups who  want to influence local policy, plans and actions in relation to housing and older people.