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Supported Housing: Older People

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 169030, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a cross-departmental task force on increasing the supply of housing-with-care.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The growth of this sector is important for meeting the needs of the ageing population and supporting our housing supply objectives. We are investing over £12 billion in affordable housing over 5 years, the largest investment in affordable housing in a decade. This includes the new £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme, where 10 per cent of delivery over the course of the programme will be used to increase the supply of much needed specialist or supported housing, including retirement housing. DHSC are also continuing to subsidise new supply of specialist housing for older and disabled people through the Care and Support Specialised Housing (CASSH) Fund.

We are continuing to work closely with the sector and across Government to look at how we can further support its growth. This includes considering the merits of different engagement and delivery models including the proposals for a taskforce.

Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on Gov.uk.