A survey of 69 Housing Associations that combined deliver a third of supported and sheltered homes in England has found plans to build new homes for older and disabled people are down from 8,800 to 1,350 units.
This follows months of government indecision about funding. A Green paper, expected to detail the proposals, was due before summer but has now been put back until the end of Autumn.
Sue Bott, deputy CEO of the charity ‘Disability Rights UK’ said, “It is truly shocking to learn from a survey by the ‘National Housing Federation’ that Housing Associations are having to cut plans to build housing for older and disabled people by 85% because of Government dithering and inaction.
Housing is a vital component in disabled people being able to live independent lives and participate in their community.”