Social housing management in Poland in the context of ageing society. European experience and implication for Poland

The ageing of Polish society and the implications of the process for the housing sector is a challenge for social policy, which is responsible for creating an enabling environment to meet the needs of older people. Increasing expenditures on care for the elderly points to the need to find appropriate solutions for independent or partially independent seniors living in their own housing environment. The large percentage of Poland’s population aged 65 and older requires that housing policy seek solutions for the implementation of housing needs at a level appropriate to the needs of different groups. It is important to discuss the necessity to secure housing needs of the elderly, especially seniors with low level of independence. The development of senior housing, sheltered flats, residential homes and old people’s homes could bring a solution to the increasing demographic problem.