Retirement villages are a relatively new type of provision in the UK. Using the authors own research and other studies, the report reviews evidence to date on the impact of retirement villages. There are several key themes including – the potential for these villages to enhance choice for independent living, how they can be made accessible and affordable for a range of older people, and the impact of retirement villages on local communities.

Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Published Date: 2006
Author: Karen Croucher
Length: 24pp