Retirement communities are becoming increasingly popular in other countries, but could they work as well in the UK, asks David Brindle. 19 April 2021
- ‘Every decision about care is also a decision about housing.’
- There’s a lack of clarity about what constitutes a retirement community
- There are various descriptors in use in addition to housing with care, including ‘extra-care’, ‘assisted living’ and ‘very sheltered housing’
- Question of whether housing for older and disabled people is going to be taken properly into account in ministers’ promised plans for social care reform.
- The kind of collaborative model that will have to be replicated at local level
- In truth, we will need our care homes as well as a greatly expanded supply of housing with care.
Read this thoughtful blog in full at Social Care Today, Source: Can retirement communities help solve the social care crisis? – Social Care Today