Consultation: Housing an ageing population

The Welsh Government is seeking opinions on the housing needs of older people in Wales.

The Welsh Government set up an expert group to advise on the practical steps which can be taken to ensure that housing becomes a prominent element of our ambition to make Wales a great place in which to grow old. The group met for the first time in December 2015 and is aiming to finalise its advice to the Minister with responsibility for Housing in December 2016.

It aims to engage widely as it takes forward its work – with older people themselves, local authorities, housing associations, house builders, third sector organisations and our wider partners across other sectors, especially health and social care.

The Group would like to hear from you on some of the issues which it is considering. You have until 2 September 2016 to contribute your thoughts.

Read full details of the consultation on the Welsh Government website.

The Group will take into account the views received in developing its advice to the Welsh Government and a brief summary of responses will be published later in the year. The information and feedback that is gained through the consultation will help shape the future of older people’s housing, and as such it is really important people participate in the consultation. Questionnaires are based around the themes of:

  • Choice
  • Independence
  • The future need of housing for older people.

There are four response forms covering a range of stakeholder groups. Each questionnaire asks similar questions but from a different perspective.

  • Responses from people aged 50 and over
  • Responses from people aged 49 and under
  • Responses from Local Authorities and Housing Providers
  • Responses from general stakeholders – organisations, voluntary groups and other statutory services.