Housing for Older People

There are several options older people may wish to consider if their home is no longer as suitable for them as it once was or if they’re looking for an alternative housing solution to meet their needs/lifestyle choices in later life.

In light of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper announcing the establishment of an Older People’s Housing Taskforce to better understand the housing market for ageing population, these curated pages include a selection of resources that provide information about a range of designated housing for older people, including sheltered/retirement housing, almshouses, intergenerational housing, cohousing and downsizing. Use the menu on the left hand-side to navigate these pages.

Other relevant resources can be found in our Topic pages, or you can use the search engine to locate what you’re looking for.