Tory policy would strip pensioners and the disabled of their homes

The Tories have found another way to backstab pensioners.

If you are a pensioner, or are living with disabilities, you would be mad to vote for a party that wants to deny you a home in later life.

That is what the Conservative Party is planning to do, according to this Independent report.

Nearly a quarter of a million senior citizens and disabled people will be denied a home under the policy, which will discourage housing associations from building sheltered and supported housing.

Tories rely on the pensioner vote for their support.

Perhaps it is time that support went to a party that really wants to help the vulnerable: Labour.

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners and disabled people will be denied the homes they badly need because of a “disastrous” Conservative policy, housing chiefs are warning.

A shortage of sheltered and supported housing is set to mushroom because of “crazy” funding rules that are shutting services and crushing investment, ministers have been told.

Older and disabled people – as well as victims of domestic violence and ex-servicemen and women – rely on the homes to live independently and to stay out of residential care, or hospital.

But the National Housing Federation is alarmed that housing associations are now refusing to build them because the Government has thrown their future funding from rent into jeopardy.

Its forecast is a staggering shortfall of 300,000 homes by 2030, of which 240,000 are sheltered properties needed by pensioners.

Source: Tory policies will deny homes to hundreds of thousands of pensioners and disabled people, warn housing chiefs

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6 thoughts on “Tory policy would strip pensioners and the disabled of their homes

  1. Thomas

    Why saw off the branch you are sitting on? If they harm the pensioners their majority could be taken away from them again.

    1. hugosmum70

      most of those i know in my age group (I am in my 70’s) are Labour supporters actually. and a lot on the Labour forums are too. so many have realised how nasty the conswervatives really are. (yes typo meant)

  2. Barry Davies

    A form of this has been going on for years, where you would have to sell your home to pay the fees for private nursing homes, certainly in my own experience with my parents it was happening at least 15 years ago.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’m quite pleased to be in Wales, where we have Labour.
      But might it not be possible for decisions in England to have a knock-on effect, depending on where housing providers are based?

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