Influencing Change

Care and Repair

Care & Repair England aims to improve national policy and local practice in ways that benefit disadvantaged older people living in poor or unsuitable housing, particularly for those living in the private sector.

We believe that enabling older people to age well at home needs to be the guiding principle of all housing, health, social care and planning policies and promote this message at a national and local level.

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Care & Repair England undertakes a range of activities to raise the profile of housing condition and ageing eg. organises parliamentary events, speaks at conferences, contributes to a wide range of groups (listed below), responds to policy consultations and works with older people’s groups across England to influence local policy & practice.

Also see Housing Action main page 

Who we work with

The Housing & Ageing Alliance: This is a broad group of national organisations working together to bring about improvements to the housing and living conditions of older people.

Home Adaptations Consortium: Champions quality provision of home adaptations for disabled people.

Older People’s Housing Champions’ Network: Local older people’s housing champions share practice and keep an eye on the ground on housing and ageing issues, help to coordinate and stimulate local action and act as a source of local intelligence.  Care & Repair England offers local champions support on this.

Age Action Alliance:  Member of the Safe, Warm Homes sub-group.

Department of Health: CEO was member of a series of advisory groups shaping the Care Act and subsequent Guidance.

Public Health England: Member of the Health & Housing Reference Group

ADASS: Member of the Housing Network

APPG (Housing & Care): Assist with Inquiries, contribute to debates, attend meetings

NHS England: Member of Housing & Health Integration Task Group. Member of Better Care at Home Group