Every few years there are pleas for more bungalows to be built. But, they never are. You would think people would learn. Every new Housing Minister thinks they are the answer to older people’s prayers. Think tanks and estate agents regularly produce reports claiming that something must be done. But nothing ever is! (You can find my earlier posts by clicking on Retirement Housing in the Topics List they date back to 2013)
Having fallen on deaf ears for years, House Simple, an on-line estate agent has come up with a novel reason to build more bungalows. Apparently they think that the bungalow shortfall may be forcing older people into care homes prematurely and may also be responsible for longer hospital stays, putting greater strain on the NHS.
That’s it then, just build a few more bungalows and all our retirement housing problems, underfunding of Social Care and bed blocking in the NHS will be solved at a stroke. Why didn’t anyone think of that before.
Just shout “HOUSE” and one will miraculously be found for you. All you have to do is use an on-line estate agent that doesn’t live in the real world.