Housing for older people Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Advice and information

3 The link between housing and health

Cold and keeping warm


Location of the home and loneliness

The costs of poor housing

Housing, health and social care

4 Staying put

Ageing in mainstream housing

Practical help with maintenance, repairs and adaptations

Financing maintenance, repairs and adaptations

The Disabled Facilities Grant

Older people in the private rented sector

5 Moving home

The barriers to moving

Practical support to move

Financial barriers

Access to finance to buy a new home

A shortage of homes

Moving in the social rented sector

What is the impact of ‘downsizing’ or ‘rightsizing’ on the wider housing market?

6 Housing options

Accessible homes

Making best use of accessible and adapted homes

Specialist housing

A shortage of homes

Health and wellbeing benefits

Paying for specialist housing

Sheltered rent



Housing design

7 Planning and supply of homes for older people

National planning policy

Local planning policy

Assessing housing need and land

Local Plans


8 Conclusion: A national strategy

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

8 February 2018