Growing and ageing population ‘highlights urgent need for housing investment’

New statistics showing Scotland’s population is to continue to increase and age is further evidence of the desperate need for more financial support for the housing sector. Research shows that thousands of older people are stuck in unsuitable homes and are unable to downsize or adapt them to fit their needs.

Housing and Ageing – in the Scottish Parliament on 29th January 2019.

The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-15454, in the name of Graham Simpson, on “Housing through the lens of ageing", which builds on previous research and has the aim of constructively progressing the thinking, debate and practice of the role of housing in the quality of life of older people by analysing housing research data gathered via a national hous

Housing an Ageing Population: Implications for Managing the Social Housing Stock

The UK is currently experiencing an exponential rise in the 50 + population. Increased life expectancy coupled with the retirement of the “post war baby boomers” presents a demographic spike which has significant implications for society.

Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for Scotland's older people 2012-2021

The Scottish Government has a longstanding policy of 'shifting the balance of care', supporting people to remain at home independently for as long as possible, rather than in care homes or hospitals.

Residential care for the Elderly on the North Atlantic Fringe: Cape Breton Island, the Faeroe Islands and Northern Norway.

The purpose of this study was to examine if there were any lessons to be learned in the field of elderly residential care provision in remote, rural and island locations in the Faeroe Islands, Cape Breton and Northern Norway. These locations provided examples of innovative and needs-led elderly care service delivery. They had universal, state funded and managed elderly care residential sectors.

The Impact of Population Ageing on Housing in Scotland

The impact of population ageing both at Scotland and the UK level will be considerable for Scotland’s housing system. A system that currently supports an over 65 population of 856,000 people will have to cope with 1.408 million by 2033.
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