Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population

It highlights how high-quality retirement housing has a crucial role to play in tackling the urgent housing, health and social care challenges facing an ageing population.

The report calls for action from the public and private sectors, including:

  • National and local housing programmes should include specific targets for dwellings designed to cater for older people
  • Planning permission must be easier to obtain
  • The demand is there as baby boomers seek to redeploy housing equity into smaller, more convenient homes with access to services
  • Proposes greater collaboration – between local authorities and
  • Closer attention to policies that incentivise downsizing and ways to make moving easier for older people.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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