Date lodged: 10 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage the provision of more (a) private and (b) public sector housing for older people.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 18 November 2016
The Scottish Government is working with the many organisations involved in the provision of housing for older people. These include local authorities who have strategic responsibility for identifying local housing need and demand, housing associations, as well as private sector providers. We are undertaking a mid-point review of Age, Home and Community, the national strategy for housing for Scotland’s older people and intend to publish the review in Spring 2017. We will continue to work closely with public and private sector housing providers to ensure the needs and choices of older people are met enabling them to live safely and independently at home for as long as possible.