APPG on Housing and Care for Older People
All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People
Housing 21 supports the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People. The group highlights the importance of the role of housing alongside social care and health in providing greater choice and more effective support in later life.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People is an officially registered APPG, which was established in July 2009. It aims to highlight the importance of the role of housing alongside social care and health.
Current and future debates about support and services for older people make this APPG an important forum for agenda setting and discussion about the relationship between housing and care and the need for a comprehensive and joined up approach. The APPG focuses on some key priorities:
- Joining up housing, health and care
- Encouraging control and choice
- Highlighting the need for extra funding
The APPG has recently completed an inquiry on ‘Housing for those living with dementia’.
There has been four inquiry sessions; with expert ‘witnesses’ presenting at each session. The topics included dementia-friendly design / development of new homes, changes and adaptations to existing properties, ongoing input of care and support, including consideration of innovations in technological support.
The report, launched on 17 February 2021 has:
- Made recommendations to central and local government and other key players
- Provided guidance and stimulates interest for housing providers with an interest in older people
For more information about the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People, or to be added to the mailing list for future meetings, please contact Madeleine Harding, Secretariat for the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People, on 020 7219 6799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rural HAPPI 4: Rural Housing for an Ageing Population
On 30 April 2018 the APPG launched the findings from their recent Inquiry into older peoples' housing in rural areas:PDF 5.4MB