Housing with Care Grey Paper

Personal stories and policy ideas on housing with care from MPs, Peers, charity and private sector leaders

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have joined forces with leaders from academia, finance, local politics, and housing to call for urgent Government action to improve housing and care options for older people, in a new ‘Housing with Care Grey Paper'. The Grey Paper features essays and policy recommendations from 14 high-profile authors including politicians from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP, and says “the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the urgent need to provide better support for older and more vulnerable people”, and that “we have a duty to transform our housing and care provision so that it provides security, dignity, health and flourishment in later life”.

The full list of contributors are: 

  • Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Crossbench Peer and Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre – UK
  • Bob Blackman, Conservative MP and Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee  
  • Damian Green, Conservative MP and Chair, All Party Group on Longevity
  • Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP MP and Chair, All Party Group on Health
  • Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Labour Peer and former Director, Age Concern Scotland
  • Lord Shipley OBE, Liberal Democrat Peer and former Housing Spokesperson  
  • Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover and Vice Chair, ARCO  
  • Nick Sanderson, Founder and Chief Executive, Audley Villages and Chair, ARCO
  • Les Mayhew, Head of Global Research at the International Longevity Centre - UK and Professor of Statistics at City University’s Business School
  • Phil Bayliss, CEO of Senior Living, Legal & General
  • Cllr David Fothergill, Adult Social Care Spokesperson, County Councils Network
  • Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive, Housing Learning and Improvement Network
  • Philippa Fieldhouse, Managing Director, Richmond Care Villages
  • Chandra McGowan, former CEO of The Whiteley Homes Trust and personal, organisational, and social change coach