The White Paper on housing, published on 7 Feb, asks for responses by 7 May. Click here for early comments from Care & Repair England on what is says about older people. Click here for the White Paper. With some mention of older people this is a great opportunity to set out your concerns and ideas.
In the meantime two reports have recently been published by the Local Government Association and the Kings Fund which have analysed the 44 health Sustainability and Transformation plans. Both reports offer an opportunity to assess how these are developing. Many do mention the role of housing in health though local actions on housing are less clear.
In the meantime you might like to read Sue Adam’s blog on the link between housing and health. The Housing White Paper and the developing Sustainability and Transformation plans both offer opportunities to promote these links.