Decent and Accessible Homes for Older People

APPG report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People have published their report on Decent and Accessible Homes for Older People on 4 July 2019. The report follows an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing.

The inquiry looked to gain insight into the challenges older people face across housing tenures, an understanding of the connection between poor housing standards and public health concerns and produce recommendations on how to improve housing for older people.

Of the 13 recommendations some specifically focused on the importance of accessibility, the  Disabled Facilities Grant and other forms of financial assistance plus the need for investment in home improvement agencies and handyperson services.

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