Care & Repair England is a charitable organisation established in 1986. It aims to improve older people’s housing and believes that all older people should have decent living conditions in a home of their own choosing.
Contact: email@example.com www.careandrepair-england.org.uk
Older People’s Housing Champions Network supports action by older people’s groups to
improve housing and related services for an ageing population across England.
These two organisations have combined to produce a very eye-catching document looking at the key facts behind Housing conditions and the way they have a causal link to a wide range of common chronic health conditions, including respiratory illnesses, stroke, heart disease and depression. They also impact on risk of injury and accidents, particularly falls, amongst older people.
- There are 2.5 million long term sick or disabled people over 65yrs
- 530,000 long term sick and disabled over 65yrs live in a non-decent home
- 40% of the NHS’s budget is spent on caring for people over 65 yrs