Safe, warm, decent housing for older people - Why it matters

The Older People's Housing Champion's Network has produced its manifesto on housing in an ageing society and sent it to local older people's groups.

It calls for:

  • Future proofing housing for an ageing society
  • Engaging older people in the planning and design of new homes & neighbourhoods
  • Promoting a greater choice of specialist and general housing for older people
  • Integrating housing into the planning of health and care services
  • Providing rapid access to affordable repairs and adaptations with practical help such as handyperson's services and Home Improvement Agencies
  • Providing more independent, impartial information and advice about housing, care and finance options.

The network has also produced a Resource Sheet with key contacts, relevant resources and some questions to ask politicians and policy makers.