The NPPG chapter on Health and Wellbeing seeks neighbourhoods where healthy and active lifestyles can be enjoyed by both young and old. It specifically states that the Government supports: "the creation of healthy living environments for people of all ages which supports social interaction. It meets the needs of children and young people to grow and develop, as well as being adaptable to the needs of an increasingly elderly population and those with dementia and other sensory or mobility impairments."
Joint Strategic Needs Assessments, Health and Wellbeing Board, and other local health and adult social care commissioning reports and documents can provide useful background data and an indication of the local need and future areas for investment with regard to older people.
For more about the health and housing agenda, visit the Housing LIN's dedicated 'Health Intel' (opens new window) pages.