Older people “at risk of being forced into residential care” due to adaptation delays

Age UK calls for all local authorities to improve the way they deliver adaptations, and highlights the delays many older and disabled people face waiting for councils to install home aids and adaptations in their report, (opens new window)A step change: improving delivery of the Disabled Facilities Grant (opens new window)(opens new window) .

The report says that increasing the amount of age-friendly, accessible housing and providing quicker access to appropriate aids and adaptations should be central to the UK’s vision for the future of older people’s housing.