Non-decent homes and later life in England: Headline statistics

//Non-decent homes and later life in England: Headline statistics

New analysis on the scale of England’s decent homes crisis has been carried out in partnership with Care & Repair England; it shows:

  • There are 4.3 million non-decent homes in England, almost half of which are lived in by someone over the age of 55.
  • 15% of all wheelchair users live in a non-decent home.
  • Over a million over-55s are living in a home with at least one Category 1 hazard – something that poses a risk to their health or safety, such as a fall hazard or excess cold.
  • The majority of non-decent homes are owner-occupied, particularly among over-55s.
  • Non-decent housing is costing the NHS billions, with £513 million spent on first year treatment costs alone for households over 55 living in poor housing.

Details of the report can be found here:

https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/news/non-decent-homes-and-later-life-england-headline-statistics

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2019-12-20T14:40:26+00:00 20th December 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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