Housing experts questioned on options for older people
23 October 2017
The Communities and Local Government Committee holds its first evidence session for its inquiry on housing for older people in England. The Committee hears from think tanks and housing networks.
- Watch Parliament TV: Housing for older people
- Inquiry: Housing for older people
- Communities and Local Government committee
Housing for older people
This inquiry examines whether the housing on offer for this group of people is sufficiently available and suitable for their needs and, in doing so, considers how older people wish to live. In this inquiry, the Committee will take into account the context of significant housing shortages, rising numbers of older people and pressures on health and social care.
Monday's evidence session is likely to look at issues such as the housing options for older people, older people's housing preferences, and 'downsizing' or 'rightsizing' and the impact of this on the wider housing market. The session is also likely to look at areas such as housing and health and wellbeing, and alternative approaches to housing for older people such as community-based housing.
Monday 23 October, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
- Jeremy Porteus, Director, Housing Learning and Improvement Network
- Claudia Wood, Director and Chief Executive, Demos
- Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre-UK