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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Specialist housing for older people Factsheet 64

This factsheet gives information about housing intended specifically for older people, usually aimed at those over 55 or 60. Specialist housing for older people comes in many different forms and we cannot cover all of these here. However, a common model is housing set out in a scheme of around 20 to 40 self-contained flats […]

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Village Life

As our society ages, we can expect to see greater numbers of people living into later life, with more people than ever before developing needs for care and support. Innovative and creative solutions are key to avoiding the increasing and unsustainable pressures to deliver this social care. One such solution – the focus of this […]

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Housing Options for Older People

Looking ahead to 2026, the rising number of older people, combined with increased longevity, will create a much greater need for properties suitable for the impaired and averagely frail very old. This calls for a commitment to new ‘lifetime’ homes, constructed with the lifestyles of older people in mind. There is a need to plan […]

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New approaches to housing for older people

This briefing, the latest in our ‘new approaches’ series looks at housing for older people and how housing organisations can respond to housing demand and the needs and aspirations of older people. This publication has been developed with the support of the Housing LIN and is divided into three sections: – Why think about housing […]

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The ARCO Consumer Code

ARCO aims to set and maintain high standards for operators of Retirement Communities in the UK. The ARCO Consumer Code was launched in 2015, and updated in 2017, to provide a benchmark for good practice within the housing-with-care sector. The Code applies to Retirement Communities in the UK that have been registered with ARCO by […]

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Residential Leases Fees on Transfer of Title Change of Occupancy and Other Events A consultation paper

Some residential leases require the leaseholder to pay a fee when they resell the property, sub-let it, and on certain other events. The fee can be up to 30% of the property’s resale price. The money either goes to the landlord or into a fund for the long-term maintenance of the site. Event fees are […]

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All our futuresHousing for ageing

In the Spring of 2015 leading figures from the housing and ageing sectors came together at a summit to map out the actions required to address the critical issue of housing for an ageing population. This report summarises the key messages that emerged from the day’s discussions.

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