Older people on bench

IPC publishes sector review of sheltered housing for older people in Wales

A new report from IPC explores the current position with sheltered housing in Wales and recommends how providers, local authorities and regional partnerships can make the best strategic use of this asset and ensure it contributes to the delivery of outcomes for older people.

The recently published report of the Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population in Wales, highlighted how “it makes good policy sense to get housing right for our ageing society.  Better quality and suitably located housing can make it possible for people to live at home for longer; it has the potential to create more resilient and connected communities and should be seen as a key component in delivering the vision set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.”

We are delighted to be able to contribute to  this agenda through the latest in our market sector reviews.   

The report has been developed in consultation with a number of key stakeholders and sets out a series of recommendations for local authorities and providers.  Key questions to explore include:

  • Do you understand what sheltered housing you have in your area, and how well it is contributing to the well-being of your local population?
  • Do you have a strategic vision for the commissioning and delivery of housing for older people which is shared across key stakeholders?
  • How well is the potential contribution of well designed and located housing understood across the health and social care partnerships?
  • What measures need to be taken locally to ensure the best use is made of existing assets, in addition to commissioning new services?

The report is available on our Publications page.

If you would like to discuss how IPC could support you with this agenda in your area, please contact Juliet Bligh at ipc@brookes.ac uk or on 01225-484088.