Abbeyfield sponsors APPG inquiry into the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing for older people
Abbeyfield is proud to be sponsoring a new inquiry into the regeneration of outdated sheltered housing, launched on 20th June 2023 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People.
The inquiry, due to run until summer 2024, will examine the problems and opportunities arising from the age, condition and locality of sheltered housing for older people and produce a report advising the Government, and its newly-appointed Taskforce on Older People’s Housing, on the future of such housing schemes.
Abbeyfield is working together with APPG Chair Lord Best and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, alongside private sector operators of retirement housing, architects and surveyors specialising in regeneration projects, residents of sheltered housing schemes, and social housing and care providers.
The inquiry will explore all potential solutions – from modernisation and extensions to repurposing and replacing older stock and service models – for our 21st century expectations, to provide guidance on the range of housing options available to older people.