Too many homes don’t meet the needs of people in later life. We want everyone to be able to live in a safe and suitable home as they get older.
Most people want to live in their own home, in the communities they belong to, for as long as possible.
But far too many older people are currently living in homes that are endangering their lives. Much of the housing in England is dangerous or unsuitable for older people. Homes are not safe or warm. They have hazards and are inaccessible for someone with a disability.
This needlessly costs society millions each year in NHS and social care costs. We want to make homes more age-friendly so that more people can remain living independently, healthily and happily as they grow older.
This webinar, hosted by the TCPA, highlighted current inspiring approaches from across the UK, collectively addressing the question: ‘How can we create age-friendly and inclusive homes and new communities?’.
Over 4 million homes fail the basic health and safety tests, and over half of people who live in these are over 55. We need strong leadership to make sure housing is not left out of our health and care system.
This report highlights how the integrated retirement community sector can tackle the net zero carbon challenge. It includes perspectives from the technology, manufacturing, architecture and food and drinks sectors.
This report warns that those on the very lowest incomes are spending almost a fifth of their after-tax household income on energy bills because of April’s price cap rise. One in three older households in England are ‘fuel-stressed’ spending more than 10 per cent of their post-tax income on energy bills to maintain an adequate standard of warmth.