Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Greengross Baroness Greengross Crossbench 2:46 pm, 11th February 2020

My Lords, the number of people aged over 65 in the UK—many of whom need and deserve social housing—will rise by over 40%, to more than 16 million, in the next 17 years. The number who have four or more diseases is expected to double by 2035. The fact that two-thirds are unable to invite a wheelchair user into their home is absolutely appalling. The government consultation on mandating accessible and adaptable housing was promised in the autumn, but we are still waiting for it. Will the Minister confirm when that consultation will start? We have now been waiting for eight months since the initial announcement.