The LastTime Buyer housing and finance for an ageing society

Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards ‘last-time buyers’ to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). The report, by Professor Les Mayhew, of Cass Business School, also highlights the role of the financial services […]

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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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Homes and Ageing in England

There is a strong case to be made for prevention through core housing improvements. This briefing note adds to our wider understanding of the close relationship between poor housing for older people and demands on NHS care. It builds on the previous publication by BRE (The cost of poor housing to the NHS) and provides […]

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Manging my finances in retirement

This survey is conducted by the national housing and care charity EAC (Elderly Accommodation Counsel) and forms part of a wider programme of work through our Later Life Research programme aimed at better understanding the financial needs and aspirations of older people and how they value products and services to deal with these.

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Ageing the silver lining

The Local Government Association (LGA) Task and Finish Group on Ageing was established to explore the challenges and opportunities that an ageing population presents for local government and local communities, now and over the next 20-30 years. The Group’s conclusions are presented in this final report. Chapter 1: Why is ageing an issue for local […]

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Health care planning housing Manifesto

At a time of unprecedented demographic change, it is critical that housing, planning, health and social care policies address population ageing. The Housing & Ageing Alliance believes that homes, communities and housing related services should be planned and designed to enable choice, control, inclusion & independence in later life. An important step is for all […]

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Guide to Later Life

An accessible, open and friendly book that aims to help tackle in negativity and inertia that often accompanies talking about planning for older age.

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