Yesterday [ july 15th 2019 ] there was a feature in the Financial Times about the current state of Britain’s care homes.
There are now just 8% of them left in public ownership. Thank you Mrs Thatcher !
While 4 of the largest ones are up for sale.
The problem is financial.
The FT stated: ‘ Care homes run up debts of £40,000 a bed’.
Is it any wonder that care homes are priced out of reach for most people.
Meanwhile the push to build new environmentally unaffordable homes in the suburbs grows, There are however a lot of cheap student flats being built.
Yet the real need to build affordable mixed age housing is the cities is just being ignored.
Ditto – The need to use waste land in the inner cities to grow small fruit orchards, create lots of small allotments, or build community greenhouses is just not on most peoples agendas.
It will all need to be worked on very soon, or else we really will be in a lot of trouble.