The Social Housing Ageing & Disability Crisis

Allied to the UK's rapidly ageing population and the rising number of people developing dementia, the need to provide safe social housing for those who are older and/or disabled is becoming increasingly urgent and intense. A major piece of recent research by the Smith Institute forecasts that by 2034 there will be 170,000 more residents with mobility problems living in housing association properties and 45,000 more with serious memory loss problems. How to safely house this huge increase in the number of vulnerable residents is now becoming a high priority issue for social landlords to address. This document outlines 6 of the main challenges that demographic change will present to social landlords.