Date lodged: 10 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the (a) personal, (b) social and (c) economic impact of helping older people to move into accommodation that is better suited to their needs.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 18 November 2016
Having an appropriately adapted home in the right place, with the right support enables older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. We will publish a refresh of Age, Home and Community our older people’s housing strategy in Spring 2017, which will consider the impact of housing on wider health and wellbeing issues. We are also considering options for a Help to Buy-style product suited to the needs of older people. Evidence including potential impact of any new scheme will be considered as part of this work.