The Government has launched the Older People’s Housing Task Force, confirming Professor Julienne Meyer as its Chair.
The Task Force was first announced by the Government in the February 2022 Levelling Up White Paper. The Task Force will run for up to 12 months and will produce an independent report to DLUHC and DHSC Ministers, with interim findings available after 6 months.
You can find terms of reference for the task force at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-unveils-taskforce-chair-to-boost-older-peoples-housing#:~:text=Government%20unveils%20taskforce%20chair%20to%20boost%20older%20people’s%20housing,-A%20new%20taskforce&text=Professor%20Meyer%2C%20a%20leading%20expert,housing%20sector%20across%20the%20country.
ARHM welcomes the launch of the task force. It comes at a time when the reality is that there continues to be a huge shortfall in housing provision for older people; this is not new. The conversations around the shortfall in supply have been happening over many years and ARHM hopes that the task force will look at all measures that can increase supply and recognise the benefits of specialist retirement housing options for all.