Despite positive attitudes from the public, the English Housing Survey shows that 93% of UK homes don’t meet basic accessibility standards – and many developers are not building new homes that are suitable for people as they age.
- Nearly three quarters (72%) of UK adults think all new homes should be built to be suitable for all ages and abilities.
- Half of all Britons (48%) don’t think society does enough to enable people to live independently and safely at home as they grow older.
- The Centre for Ageing Better warns of an ‘accessible housing crisis’, with planning policy failing to properly deliver homes that everyone can live in.
These are the headline findings of a new survey commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better which is calling for a radical overhaul of housing policy, aimed at delivering accessible homes which are age-proof, flexible and suitable for everyone.