Care & Repair England has sent its submission to Homes for London – the draft Housing Strategy for London. Whilst welcoming the commitment to Lifetime Homes and Neighbourhoods and to more specialist housing for older people, Care & Repair England has urged the strategy to look more broadly at the housing issues affecting older Londoners.
In particular it asks for
- better links with health and care,
- a focus on adaptation and repairs
- greater support for practical services that enable people to live independently at home
- the promotion of First Stop housing, care and related finance advice and information services.