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Housing for older people: we need a new national strategy to get this right

It’s not just "generation rent" that is struggling; the government must do more to support the elderly in finding a comfortable home for later life

By Clive Betts  

From issues of affordability and social housing to the discussion over where best to build more homes, housing policy is never far from the centre of the political debate.

While a great deal of attention is often given to steps to help young people in the housing market, with a growing ageing population there must also be a focus on ensuring that we can support older people to live comfortably in later life.

By making sure we have the right measures in place and the housing on offer is suitable to the…

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