Later Living and Retirement Housing

Retirement Housing White Paper: Key Points 1 in 3 members of the public believe retirement housing schemes are synonymous with ‘old people’s homes’  Data shows public perception and knowledge of services skewed to match stereotype of ‘lonely, single older person with health issues  Providers not meeting expectations of the public in service provision  High profile experts fromContinue reading “Later Living and Retirement Housing”

Retirement Housing UK Market Report

Strong potential for growth in retirement housing as interest in addressable market increases The first edition of LaingBuisson’s Retirement Housing UK Market Report focuses on specialist, purpose designed, self-contained accommodation exclusively to be occupied by the over 55s. Specifically, it covers age-exclusive ‘downsizer’ housing, retirement living and housing with care, giving a comprehensive overview ofContinue reading “Retirement Housing UK Market Report”

Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

Maarit Heinonen-SmithAssociate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21 Exploring the vertical retirement village concept Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independentContinue reading “Vertical retirement villages: On the up!”

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Housing LIN 29/04/21 The aim of this report is to review the existing evidence to provide an understanding of supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England. The report looks at in detail the push/pull factors, taking an extensive tour of latest national policy and guidance as well as localContinue reading “Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England”

Three reasons retirement rental will save the care home sector

We are being forced to rethink the support and layer of care and crucially properties that sit underneath the care home market whether we like it or not. The provision of care homes and services across the UK is not equal. The supply of care beds varies hugely across the country and does not alwaysContinue reading “Three reasons retirement rental will save the care home sector”

Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population

What we want: Future-proofing retirement housing in England Publication Date: 18 February 2021 Retirement communities – housing designed specifically with emerging care needs in mind – are one solution for addressing important issues around housing and care in later life. Yet only 0.7% of people aged 65+ in the UK live in specific housing-with-care models.Continue reading “Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population”

The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape.Continue reading “The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell”

The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within

…a surge in demand for accommodation that allows older people to feel safe and supported in their own homes. The attractiveness of the retirement living model in terms of its ability to flex access to care and health and wellbeing support is central to its success. Read the blog of Nick Edwards, chief operating officerContinue reading “The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within”

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population – Resource Library – Resources – Housing LIN This report by the CASS Business School and Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation was commissioned by ARCO and advocates a holistic policy agenda including a national plan and a key role for local authorities and healthContinue reading “Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population”