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.

Next meeting

Wednesday 9th January 2019, 16:30 – 18:00, Committee Room 3, House of Lords

Co-Chairs: Peter Aldous MP and Lord Best

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People has planned to discuss the government’s Social Care Green Paper with the Minister, Caroline Dinenage, since the summer. With its release still delayed, we have arranged a meeting at which, if the government’s Green Paper is still not available, we can focus instead on the LGA’s green paper for adult social care and wellbeing: 'the lives we want to lead'.

With our expert panel of respondents, the meeting should provide an important update on this crucial theme. We have asked the respondents to pay special attention to the aspects of adult social care and wellbeing that relate to housing and care for older people.

Programme:

  • Presentation by the LGA

Responses from:

  • Barbara Keeley, MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care
  • Caroline Abrahams, Director, Age UK
  • Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund

To RSVP, please use the contact 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)