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Projected demand for supported housing in Great Britain 2015 to 2030

Wittenberg, Raphael ORCID: 0000-0003-3096-2721 and Hu, Bo (2017) Projected demand for supported housing in Great Britain 2015 to 2030. PSSRU discussion papers (DP2931). Personal Social Services Research Unit, Economics of Health and Social Care Systems Policy, London, UK.

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This paper presents projections prepared for the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health of demand for supported housing for older people and younger adults in Great Britain to 2030 and associated future expenditure. We project that, to keep pace with demographic pressures, the number of supported housing units for older people in Great Britain will need to rise from 460,000 in 2015 to around 625,000 in 2030, an increase of 35%, and for younger adults from 190,000 in 2015 to around 220,000 in 2030, an increase of 16%. To meet this increase in demand, overall expenditure on supported housing across all user groups would need to rise from £4.13 billion in 2015 to £5.24 billion in 2030 in constant 2015 prices, an increase of 27%. These projections are inevitably sensitive to assumptions about future rates of disability, homelessness and other conditions requiring supported housing and to assumptions about the future weekly costs of a supported housing unit. They should not be regarded as forecasts but as projections on the basis of specific assumptions about trends in such variables as future disability rates.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 00:24

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