‘Sheltered housing is a lifestyle choice’

    Keeping sheltered housing under the Supporting People scheme
    “dilutes the direction of the programme”, a former government
    adviser warned.

    Sheltered housing is a “lifestyle choice” and not a temporary
    measure for older people to get back on their feet, said Meic
    Phillips, a former member of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister’s
    Supporting People working group. “Older people see their homes for
    life, only wanting a little bit of help when it is needed.”

    Although this involved a long-term commitment, Supporting People
    was more focused on temporary needs, Phillips added.

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