Older people and Covid-19 briefing

This series of briefings address significant issues that are emerging in the UK as a result of Covid-19 that impact on the work of community investment. In each one, we have brought together available evidence to help you think about and plan future strategies and how resources can be directed. This briefing covers older people.

Over 44% of all social housing residents are older than 55 years old, while almost one in five of all the over 55 year olds in the UK are social housing residents.

The social housing sector has always played a key role in supporting older people’s housing needs. HACT has worked with social housing organisations for the last 60 years on older people’s housing, including the first warden training for sheltered housing schemes in the 1970s, care and repair in the 1980s, and equity-based loans rural caretakers and housing options services in the 2000s.

Clarion, the Centre for Ageing Better and HACT have set up the Age Friendly Communities network. Contact us for more information about this initiative. 

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