APPG on Housing and Care for Older People

Housing & Care 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

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 Gregory Ineson (Office of Lord Best, Co-Chair of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People) on 020 7219 6799 or at olderpeoplehousingandcareappg@gmail.com.

The next meeting of the APPG is scheduled to take place sometime in December 2018, with a focus on the forthcoming Green Paper on social care for older people. Please check back here for details nearer the time, or, if you would like to be kept up to date with the work of the APPG, and be made aware of future events, do sign up for our mailing list using the details above.

Publications

On 30 April the APPG launched the findings from their recent Inquiry into older peoples' housing in rural areas:

Rural HAPPI 4: Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Policy Initiatives 2018.

(HAPPI 1: Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation report) (2009)
HAPPI 2: Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for implementation (2012)
HAPPI 3: Housing our Ageing Population: Positive Ideas (2016)
The Affordability of Retirement Housing (2014)
Living Well at Home Inquiry (2011)