New analysis on the scale of England’s decent homes crisis has been carried out in partnership with Care & Repair England; it shows:
- There are 4.3 million non-decent homes in England, almost half of which are lived in by someone over the age of 55.
- 15% of all wheelchair users live in a non-decent home.
- Over a million over-55s are living in a home with at least one Category 1 hazard – something that poses a risk to their health or safety, such as a fall hazard or excess cold.
- The majority of non-decent homes are owner-occupied, particularly among over-55s.
- Non-decent housing is costing the NHS billions, with £513 million spent on first year treatment costs alone for households over 55 living in poor housing.
Details of the report can be found here: