Key Older People Subjects


Resources about design of general housing and extra care provision to meet the needs of older people.

User Involvement

Information about involving older people in service development and evaluation.

Diversity Matters

How to make housing services responsive to the needs of older people from black & minority ethnic and LGBT+ groups.


Policy and examples of types of housing related support including telecare, personal support and workforce/staffing.

Health & wellbeing

How to promote the social and mental wellbeing and social inclusion of older people through housing support.


Ways to respond to individual circumstances, including individual budgets, equity based products and dignity.


Resources that suggest good practice in planning to meet the needs of older populations both through support related to general housing and to more specialized provision.

Key resources

Ageing Better – Transforming Later Lives

The Centre for Ageing Better has announced it will focus on achieving ambitious goals in four areas to help society make the most of the social and economic opportunities presented by people living for longer and to help those most at risk of missing out on a good later life.

Future of an ageing population: evidence review

This report from Foresight, Government Office for Science examples what are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040.

JRF Better Life Programme

This five-year programme aim was to explore what can help older people with high support needs to improve their quality of life. It identified good practice and challenges within existing models and sought out promising alternative approaches. The entire body of work is available here.

Growing Older Together: An Overview of Collaborative Forms of Housing for Older People

This Housing LIN Case Study Report shows how collaborative models of service delivery for older people are now being widely adopted in the heath and care sectors and suggests that housing could do more to embrace this.

Growing Older Together: the development and promotion of resident-led models of housing with care for older people

This Housing LIN Practice Briefing outlines the work being undertaken to capture examples of practice of resident-led housing for older people. 

Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

This ILC report explores older peoples' attitudes towards moving, the pros and cons of downsizing and provides evidence to help inform the public debate about the role of housing stock held by older people.

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