Housing Options for Our Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and healthier lives, which presents both challenges and opportunities for the Government, particularly in the spheres of housing and health. This Policy Statement is an important step in this Government’s response to those challenges. The Policy Statement supports the development of housing and services on centrally located sites within urban areas as research shows that good quality, well connected, urban centres with a range and choice of housing tenures and types actively supports ageing in place. Older people can choose housing that is appropriate and responsive to more complex needs, enable them to enjoy more active, healthy and socially connected lives and to age healthily and safely within their community.