22 December 2021
In autumn 2021 the National Housing Federation surveyed members to explore plans and appetite for developing more supported and older people’s housing and to better understand the barriers to development in this sector.
The Health and Social Care White Paper recognises the need to increase supply and choice of housing options for people with support needs. Homes England have a target for supported and older people’s housing to make up 10% of homes delivered through the Affordable Homes Programme. The results of our survey show plans to build older people’s housing but a more limited intention to expand the supply of supported housing.
The survey identified a number of barriers to developing more supported housing and homes for older people. The three most significant barriers are:
Respondents demonstrated a clear ambition to develop more supported and older people’s housing. On average respondents would increase their development plans by 58% if these barriers were addressed.