Inquiry into Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Preserving Independence (HAPPI 4)


To coincide with Rural Housing Week 2017, Lord Best announced a new APPG Housing and Care for Older People Inquiry, ‘Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Policy Initiatives’ (or HAPPI 4) at the Rural Housing Summit on 5 July.

The aim of the inquiry, supported by Hastoe Housing Association, was to consider the obstacles to ensuring older people living in rural areas enjoy appropriate housing and have access to adequate at home care and support; and to make recommendations to Government, and those planning, commissioning and operating housing and care in rural areas. Jeremy Porteus from the Housing LIN was Secretariat to the inquiry and its resultant report was launched in April 2018 (see link below).