Briefing Paper

At Risk: 405,000 older women risk homelessness without urgent policy reform

Older women have a right to appropriate and affordable housing as a foundation for their wellbeing, however they are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Older women’s pathway to homelessness is a gendered issue and a consequence of long-term systemic issues.

A Home for the Ages: Planning for the Future with Age-Friendly Designs

England has a rapidly ageing society. Within five years the over 60s will make-up over 25% of its population, and this is a trend that is set to accelerate. Despite this, little thought has been given to how the housing need of the population is going to change. This report focuses on those over the age of 55, as it is often the age at which residents qualify to enter retirement housing.

Elderly care and housing demand in the EU: Golden opportunities, but mind the cultural gap

Ageing often has a negative connotation, especially in an economic sense. On average, retired people produce and consume less than young people do. However, ageing is not just a story of declining economic potential. The other side of the coin shows rising demand for products and services that are tailored to the needs of the elderly.

Innovative Housing Models for an Ageing Population

This Housing LIN round table session with invited industry leaders was hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, in London over the summer, 2018.

How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016?

This is the first of three AHURI Briefs that examines Census data to understand how homelessness is changing in Australia.

Older Single Women at Risk of Homelessness in WA

A background paper on the intersection of ageing, gender and homelessness in Western Australia.

Housing for Seniors: Challenges and Solutions

The older population in the US is projected to grow rapidly, and although many seniors wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible, challenges related to affordability, accessibility, and poor linkages to health services may make doing so difficult. Expanding the supply of aging-friendly housing options, rental assistance, home repairs and modifications, accessible residential design an

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities - Information Kit for Local Government Councillors and Senior Management

Local government has a pivotal role in leading and facilitating communities where people of all ages, regardless of ability or life stage, can live a quality life. The international context for ageing has been refocussed. Four priority areas for action were endorsed at the international level in 2016, with age-friendly environments as one of the priorities.

Developing a Housing Strategy for an Age-Friendly Community - A Guide for Municipalities

Age-friendly communities are able to take steps in addressing the need for more adaptable housing that promotes health, social equity, efficiency, connectivity, mobility and public engagement.

The ageing population will change demand for housing. In particular, it is likely that more adaptable and specialised housing will be needed.

This document outlines the Policy implications for the UK due to the ageing population's changing demands for housing. Building suitable new homes and supporting the adaptation of the existing housing stock will be critical as the population ages. It is also important that older people can move to a more appropriately sized home with ease.
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