Centre for Ageing Better
This report demonstrates the need for understanding the local context and speaking to local communities when developing information and advice services. More than 90% of older people live in mainstream housing and intend to stay there. Yet, Britain has the oldest housing stock in Europe.
A person’s home is more than the building alone. Being connected to others is fundamental to a happy life at any age, and the environment around our homes must enable all generations to feel a sense of belonging to their local communities and to remain active and connected to others.
This UK report summarises the findings of a systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. The last comprehensive review of the evidence on home adaptations was published in 2007.