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Ageing in Place in the United Kingdom

Ageing in Place is a key component of UK policy on older people and housing.
2008

Housing insecurity and precarious living: an Australian exploration

An emerging body of international research suggests that housing is associated with many aspects of social and economic life, including personal and family wellbeing, mental and physical health, economic participation, social connectedness, community functioning, sustainable cities and social cohesion.
2008

Double jeopardy: Old age and nowhere secure to lay your head

On Census night in 2001 around 14,000 older Australians aged 55 years and over experienced homelessness. This represents 14 per cent of the homeless population. When the next Census figures are released, this figure will almost certainly have risen. War veterans make up approximately 10% of this group of older, homeless Australians.
2008

Perceptions of Living Alone Among Older Adult Women

This exploratory study examines older women’s perceptions of living alone. In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who live alone, particularly older adults.
2008

Housing assets and the socio-economic determinants of health and disability in old age

The influence of socio-economic determinants among the elderly is a complex subject. Although they rely on pension income, the wealth that they have accumulated over their lifetime (primarily housing assets), jointly with housing-related determinants, could have a more significant effect on health production.
2008

Environmentally Sustainable Affordable Housing

The 2007 ULI/Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues addressed a topic of increasing interest to the affordable housing community: What can be done to make environmentally sustainable affordable housing the standard practice of the day? Pairing green building with affordable housing is a natural fit.
2008

A Home We Can All Enjoy - Cohousing for the Elderly

With the UK government’s recent pledge to transform social care funding by introducing individual budgets, some elderly groups are looking at ways to revolutionise their care and accommodation requirements. One such experiment that has largely been ignored by the politicians and local authorities is cohousing.
2008

Measuring housing stress at small area levels: How much do definitions matter?

Abstract In recent months, there has been enormous interest in housing stress. However, there is no consensus on its definition. Many studies have used the rule that housing stress is defined as spending more than 30 per cent of household income on housing costs – but should this be disposable income or gross income?
2008

Housing Choices and Aspirations of Older People - Research from the New Horizons Programme

This UK report was commissioned by Communities and Local Government as part of a larger project to support the development of the National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society. Researchers at the University of York undertook eight focus groups composed of ‘younger’ older people (aged 48 to 64), and ‘older’ old people (aged 65 and above) to explore the influences on participants’ housing deci
2008

Trends in Housing for Older People - Conference Report

Members of the HOPE network assembled in Copenhagen on May 8th 2008 for a conference hosted by KAB. The aim of the conference was to examine trends in housing for older people by focusing on two main themes: • Housing requirements of older people in the next fi ve to ten years • What can housing companies do to help older people remain in their own homes for as long as possible? The conference w
2008

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