Housing for older people inquiry: Communities and Local Government Committee

Document type
Consultation
Corporate author(s)
Independent Age
Publisher
Independent Age
Date of publication
1 March 2017
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Housing and Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This short response to the Communities and Local Government inquiry focuses on three areas in particular: the impact of the cap on Housing Benefit from April 2017, home adaptations and the importance of looking at the private rental market for older people.

Independent Age urge the Committee to widen the scope of its inquiry to include the growing group of older renters in its consideration of the housing landscape for older people.

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