MPs demand more accessible homes as older people’s housing is ‘neglected’

MPs demand more accessible homes as older people’s housing is ‘neglected’

A nine-month long inquiry into housing for older people has declared that there needs to be more done to offer accessible homes for an increasingly ageing population in rural areas.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People published a report recommending that local authorities take action to provide more suitable houses after finding elderly people’s housing is neglected in some areas.

Among the recommendations made in the report, the APPG suggests making housing more age-friendly and adapting the guidelines for designing new homes for older people.

 

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