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Tory failure to address housing challenges for carers ‘a national health issue’

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A leading charity says a lack in credible housing policy from Government to address the care needs of older and disabled people represents a 'national health issue'. Research published by Carers UK reveals how poor housing and care policy is failing unpaid carers and their families, who are struggling to provide safe care in inaccessible and unsuitable homes. Despite an aging population and more people living with disability or a long-term health issue, 95% of homes in the UK are currently deemed as inaccessible. Furthermore, just 5% of current housing stock in the UK are specialist homes that cater for specific
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