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.

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