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Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition

As co-chair of a coalition of ten charities and housing organisations we are calling for urgent action to tackle the UK’s acute and growing shortage of accessible and adaptable homes.
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Join this webinar hosted by the Good Homes Inquiry, which will explore how to overcome the financial challenges people experience when attempting to improve their homes.
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There are a growing number of people renting in later life which means landlords will have a greater responsibility to ensure homes are suitable for their tenants' needs.
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Carole's voice - the need for suitable homes

Carole is a wheelchair user and lives in a second-floor flat, in a block that has no lift. She has been waiting for two years for a flat she can leave and return to without help, and close to her only friend in the city.
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Trevor's voice - the need for suitable homes

Trevor, 73, has a serious heart condition that makes it difficult for him to get upstairs. His 69-year-old wife is his carer and after she’s helped him shower and dress in the morning, he stays downstairs until bedtime.
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Inclusive products can be stylish as well as functional to suit all ages and abilities, but current products are failing to cater for the growing over 50s consumer market.
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Accessible housing has the ability to reduce isolation and improve quality of life by supporting health, independence and wellbeing, particularly as we get older. And yet our homes fail to meet growing demand.
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of people have spent more time at home than ever before and the impact of poor living conditions on people’s physical and mental health is becoming indisputably more apparent.
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New report reveals the impact of poor homes on people in their 50s and 60s, with residents feeling ‘miserable’ and ‘overwhelmed’ by problems of cold and damp in the home.
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This report produces the findings from our survey conducted with NatCen, which looked at how people feel about their homes and the impact of the first lockdown on those aged 50 to 69.
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