Valuing Retirement Housing Exploring the economic effects of specialist housing for older people

The consequence of poor housing can be catastrophic. Older people in particular can see their quality of life diminish through frustration and misery at a lack of independence; and a hastened path to illness, hospitalisation and ultimately an earlier death. This UK report reveals that the impacts of inappropriate housing for older people. The report looks at the retirement housing option to address the problem. Only 2% of the country’s housing stock is retirement housing – a major issue for many older people today. With the number of people aged 65 and over in England expected to increase by half by 2030, it is set to become an even bigger issue in the future.