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Bungalow sell-off could hit elderly and disabled

Older and disabled people could be disproportionately affected by plans to force councils in England to sell high-value social housing, campaigners say.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said the policy was likely to lead to a widespread sell-off of bungalows, which are often popular among the elderly.

It said 15,300 council-owned bungalows in England could be sold off by 2021.

But ministers say councils can decide not to sell a property if it meets "a particular need" or is hard to replace.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 03 Mar 2016
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