Centre Director Mark Hawley has been invited to speak at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People on March 26th. The group highlights the importance of the role of housing alongside social care and health in providing greater choice and more effective support in later life.

The session on March 26th will address models for the provision of retirement housing, and the role of technology in later life.

The APPG aims to highlight the importance of the role of housing alongside social care and health. Current and future debates about support and services for older people make this APPG an important forum for agenda setting and discussion about the relationship between housing and care and the need for a comprehensive and joined up approach. The APPG focuses on some key priorities:

• Joining up housing, health and care
• Encouraging control and choice
• Highlighting the need for extra funding