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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Live at Home scheme

Independence, health, support, good company…these are all things that we value at any time in our lives. And when you live in your own home, it can be especially important to know you have a support network on your doorstep, geared towards your area, your community–and you. For over 25 years, the national charity MHA […]

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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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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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Later Life Research Enterprise Unlocking opportunities in the later life market

Later Life Research and Enterprise (LLR) is a unique collective of five specialised organisations focused on older householders as consumers. Our expertise embraces housing, health and wellbeing, home and leisure and social and economic activity, demographics. By combining data and analysis and knowledge of strategy and development with branding and PR skills and expertise in […]

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Social WellBeing in Extra Care Housing

Factsheet 24 explores social well-being and how it can be promoted in extra care housing. It is aimed at those involved in commissioning, planning, providing and managing extra care housing.

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Delivering End of Life Care in Housing with Care Settings

The aim of this factsheet is to raise awareness among housing with care practitioners and providers of the current agendas and developments in practice around end of life care. Factsheet 18

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Leastuse Assistive Technology in Extra Care

Case study of an extra care scheme – Rowan Court, Eastleigh, Hampshire. An example of provision of an extra care facility for older people with dementia, based on a philosophy of promoting and maximising independence.

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