53% of households that required adaptations do not have all the adaptations they need, according to the latest English Housing Survey.
A survey has found that almost a third (32%) of people in their 50s and 60s say they trust tradespeople “not very much” or “not at all”.
London is building less than half of the specialist homes it needs as its population ages, Centre for London has found.
Over half of the UK’s 730,000 retirement housing units were built or last renovated over 30 years ago, the Housing Forum says.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has backed the HoME coalition’s campaign for new homes to meet the ‘accessible and adaptable’ standard.
National building standards should be changed to include ‘accessible and adaptable’ housing as a baseline, the Centre for Ageing Better has said.
A strategy for delivering purpose-built housing for older people must be a ‘national priority’, the British Property Federation has said.
The Merseyside-based housing association Alpha Living has appointed its non-executive director Claire Taylor as its new chair.
John Sandford replaces Frances Street as chair of the Northern indepedent living specialists, while Sue Lock has been named vice-chair.