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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A background paper on the intersection of ageing, gender and homelessness in Western Australia.
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
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.
The “graying of America” calls for new solutions to enable older Americans to age in place in their communities of choice. Aging services offered at the local, state, and federal levels encompass a range of programs—like transportation, meal assistance, and home modifications—to help older people stay in their communities. Ideally, the service programs would be user-friendly and comprehensive.
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