Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for Scotland's older people 2012-2021
The Scottish Government has a longstanding policy of 'shifting the balance of care', supporting people to remain at home independently for as long as possible, rather than in care homes or hospitals. The development of a strategy for housing for older people was the main early action proposed by the Wider Planning for an Ageing Population working group. The working group identified five key outcomes for housing and related support for older people, covering: clear strategic leadership; information and advice; better use of existing housing; preventative support; and new housing provision. These five outcomes form the framework for this strategy.