Under pressure - Tackling the financial challenge for councils of an ageing population

This new report from the Audit Commission, highlights the financial challenges for councils of an ageing population. It states that "investment in services such as housing (and leisure) can reduce or delay care costs and improve wellbeing. It goes on to explains that poor housing or an inappropriate environment, this can increase the demand for social care and provides examples or innovative housing an related services eg the role of HIAs, extra care and telecare, that have already begun to offer cost-effective and preventative solutions for older people.