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Sheltered Housing

Volume 959: debated on Friday 1 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many sheltered housing units there are per 1,000 population aged 65 years and over, in England and Great Britain, respectively.

From recent surveys it is estimated that the local authority and new town stock of sheltered accommodation is about 26 and 24 units per 1,000 population aged 65 years and over in England and Great Britain respectively.Similar information about sheltered accommodation provided by housing associations in England and Wales will be available early next year.I understand from the Secretary of State for Scotland that, because of different design standards, the Scottish statistics are not directly comparable with those for England and Wales, and that it is planned to publish shortly full results for Scotland.Figures are not available for the private sector.