The Government is neglecting housing for older people, according to a new Parliamentary report. Their new report, Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Preserving Independence (HAPPI 4), published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, makes a number of wide ranging ‘rural proofing’ recommendations and warns that growing numbers of older people in rural areas will face a huge challenge to their independence and well-being as their homes become unsuitable.
By 2039, nearly half of rural households will be aged over 65, while the gap between the average age in rural and urban areas continues to widen.
SOURCE: Porteus, Jeremy. “Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Preserving independence.” All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People, April 2018.
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