Brian Beach

Generation Stuck Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

The concept of downsizing in later life has received growing attention in debates over the current state of the housing market in the UK. However, in much of the recent debate around housing and later life, there is an underlying thread that under-occupancy by older people is a social injustice against younger generations struggling to get on the property ladder.

Village Life: Independence, Loneliness, and Quality of Life in Retirement Villages with Extra Care

The underlying philosophy behind extra care as a concept when it comes to housing with care is that it offers an alternative to residential care, providing a home for life. This report surveyed residents in retirement villages that offer extra care support in order to explore three other objectives of extra care housing that have emerged: • It can promote greater independence and provide greater
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