Research and policy analysis on the lives, aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK.

This quantitative research uses data from Census 2011 and Wave 3 of Understanding Society. The research covers topics such as income, economic activity, moving plans, disability and health, and neighbourhood attachment.

The research has been made possible by the kind support of Hanover Housing.

The report argues the government should:

Increase the supply and take-up of specialist retirement housing – in the right locations;
Tackle the barriers and costs of moving home for older homeowners;
Tackle the affordability gap’ for older homeowners through partial/shared ownership and ‘Help to Buy’;
Help older homeowners ‘downsize in place’.

Publisher: Strategic Society Centre
Published Date: 2015
Author: James Lloyd and Dr Will Parry
Length: 44pp