Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
15 Mar 2018
This tool aims to help local authorities understand the requirements for older people's housing in their area. It uses national data from the Elderly Accommodation Counsel about older people's housing schemes. Looking specifically at the local authorities with the highest level of current supply, the research uses this as the basis to recommend a level of supply for each local authority, accounting for local demographic, health and place trends.
This report argues that dramatic cuts in Trading Standards budgets since 2010 are leaving millions of older people at greater risk of becoming victims of fraud. It calls on the Government to ensure that all local authorities have the resources needed to meet their safeguarding duties under the Care Act.