From Staying Put to Moving On A new role for Home Improvement Agencies

With the realisation that a great deal of housing wealth is owned by people over the age of 55, down-sizing has become a genuine option for people. The recent DCLG Select Committee inquiry into Housing for Older People also considered the issue and sugges

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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 wo

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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 ma

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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 Rep

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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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Bexley Home Fit Scheme

A housing options scheme offering help and assistance to older homeowners who wish to move to smaller accommodation or are moving into a care home.

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Generation Stuck Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

This report by ILC-UK, commissioned by McCarthy and Stone, explores older peoples’ attitudes towards moving, the pros and cons of downsizing and provides evidence to help inform the public debate about the role of housing stock held by older people. While

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Buying a retirement property FS17

For many people, retirement and sheltered housing allows you to retain the independence of having your own front door whilst having the reassurance of additional services and assistance close by. This factsheet discusses the key things to be aware of

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