Challenges ahead – overview of older people’s housing policy Joe Oldman, Policy Adviser, Age UK 16th May 2013. Some key indicators . Currently 9.3 million households are headed by a person over retirement age. By 2033, this is projected to increase to 13 million.
JoeOldman, Policy Adviser, Age UK
16th May 2013
Currently 9.3 million households are headed by a person over retirement age. By 2033, this is projected to increase to 13 million.
Nearly a third of all homes are already lived in by people over retirement age.
Older people will account for nearly half of new household growth by 2026.
26.1% of household aged 60+ are living in non-decent housing.
4.5 million households include someone with a mobility problem (mostly 60+) but only 3.4 per cent of homes have the four essential features that would make them accessible.
Around 35,000 households receive Disabled Facilities Grant and 70 % of grant recipients are older disabled people. DCLG estimated that the Disabled Facilities Grant would need to be ten times the annual budget (£169 million) to cover all those theoretically eligible.
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