Planning Ahead The family conversation

A report based on research designed to learn more about if and how families discuss and plan ahead for later life and the extent to which knowledge and decisions are shared between the generations.

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Retirement Living Where is the Opportunity

• By 2025, 20% of the UK population will be over 65 (14.3 million people) • The over 65s own a combined £800 billion of housing equity • JLL estimate that there is a potential requirement for an additional 725,000 Housing with Care units by 2025 which would equate to nearly 50% of all new […]

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Older Owners Research on the lives aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK

Research and policy analysis on the lives, aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK. This quantitative research uses data from Census 2011 and Wave 3 of Understanding Society. The research covers topics such as income, economic activity, moving plans, disability and health, and neighbourhood attachment. The research has been made possible by […]

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Housing our ageing population Learning from councils meeting the housing need for our ageing population

There is a distinct and urgent need to better provide a range of housing options to meet the wide variety of housing circumstances, aspirations and needs of people as they age. Between 2008 and 2039, 74 per cent of projected household growth will be made up of households with someone aged 65 or older. The […]

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The RightSize Report Mapping the supply and demand of Britains retirement housing in 2017 and beyond

The UK’s lack of attractive retirement housing is forcing older people to stay put in their own homes, despite 4.6 million over-60s saying they’d like to move into specialist developments that better meet their needs and aspirations. The Right-Size Report maps the supply and demand of retirement housing across England and Wales as it exists […]

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Unlocking the housing market Helping first time buyers by helping later life buyers

We carried out focus groups with middle-aged and older people to test a variety of policy ideas and developed a support package we consider to have the most impact. This helps older people move into retirement developments and boost their local visibility.

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Housing for Older People Second Report of Session 201719

It is a well-known fact that we have an ageing population. But what steps are we taking to ensure that the housing on offer for older people now and in the future is suitable? This landmark report by the Communities and Local Government Committee contains sections on: Advice and information, Link between housing and health, […]

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UK Retirement Housing 2014

The Retirement Housing report examines the demand and supply for purpose-built housing for older people across the UK. It includes an exclusive survey of those aged 55 and over, giving insight into how many will consider retirement housing, and what they would look for in such developments.

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