Housing for older people in Wales: a sector review of sheltered housing

There has been increasing attention given recently to the potential of housing and housing related services to contribute to the health and well-being of older people in Wales. This attention has tended to focus on the role of extra care housing with less consideration given to the existing significant stock of sheltered housing across the country. The Institute of Public Care has carried out a rapid sector review to provide some insight into the current challenges and opportunities presented by this form of housing for older people, so as to ensure a better understanding of its potential in the current strategic environment and how this potential could be better realised.