Monthly Archives: December 2012

We need a Minister for Older People in 2013 to tackle housing crisis

My biggest hope for 2013 is for the government to address the growing needs of the retired population in this country by appointing a Minister for Older People. Sarah Rochira was appointed as Older People’s Commissioner for Wales in April 2012 for a four year term. This is a definitely a step in the right […]

Autumn Statement – a missed opportunity to tackle retirement housing shortage

While housing wasn’t the main focus of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement there were some interesting announcements. George Osborne confirmed that planned housing developments that had been put on hold during the recession will receive a new lease of life with a £225m injection of cash which may see 50,000 new homes come onto the market. […]