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 Polly Bass (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 APPG is pleased to announce the speakers (as below) for the next meeting which will be held on Tuesday 19th December from 4.30pm to 6pm in the House of Lords, Committee Room 4. The session will address “Meeting the challenge of increasing the quantity and quality of housing provision for older people”.

Catherine Foote

Director of Evidence, Centre for Ageing   Better: Presentation of their recent report ‘Room to improve: The role of home adaptations in   improving later life’

Simone Vibert & Tom Startup

Demos: Presentation of their recent   report 'Supply and demand - solutions for older people's housing'

Michael Voges

Executive Director, Associated Retirement   Community Operators (ARCO)

Dame Clare Tickell

Chief Executive, Hanover Housing Association

Alok Sharma MP

Minister for Housing & Planning

We hope that you can join us for what is set to be an informative and timely discussion. Please RSVP to Polly Bass at olderpeoplehousingandcareappg@gmail.com.

Publications

(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)