LGA Housing Commission Final Report published

The Local Government Association's Housing Commission final report reveals that over the last 20 years there has been a generational shift in home ownership with rates among 25-year-olds plummeting by more than half. With access to housing at a premium, the LGA is calling for more affordable and social rented housing to be built to help people save for a deposit on a home.

Alongside building more social rented homes to boost home ownership, the LGA also reports an urgent need to better provide housing for older people. With a 74% projected household growth where the household is headed by someone aged 65 or older, it calls for an increase in age-friendly housing (designed to HAPPI principles opens new window) and resources to fund adaptions to enable older people stay healthy and happy for longer, and reducing demand on NHS and care services.

Read more: http://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/browse/Housing/HousingStrategy/?parent=3656&child=10386

The report in full sees - Housing At The Heart Of Integrated Health and Care - from page 46 onwards.

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