The Non Decent Homes Guide is part of a series which offers practical information and advice for local older people’s forums and groups who want to influence local policy, plans and actions in relation to housing and older people. The guide, written by Care & Repair England, draws on the experience of members of the Older People’s Housing Champions network and a presentation given to the Champions in March 2019 by housing expert Helen Garrett of the Building Research Establishment.
This guide aims to provide the lay person with a brief overview of:
- the extent of housing disrepair in England
- what is meant by ‘non-decent’ homes and sources of technical information • the impact of poor housing on older occupants
- action to improve existing homes
- potential opportunities to influence local decisions about addressing disrepair
The Non Decent Homes Guide can be found here