MPs urge more housing help for elderly

13th February 2018

Older people should be given more help with housing to help them stay healthy and reduce the need for residential care, a committee of MPs has said.

They called for the government to develop a new national strategy to deal with older people’s housing needs.

Proposals include funding for a handyman service, “age proofing” all new build homes and a national helpline to offer advice on housing options.

The government said it had an ambitious plan to boost housing for everyone.

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