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
Facilities Grant and other forms of financial assistance plus
the need for investment in home improvement agencies and handyperson services.