There are many benefits of specialised housing for older people, in order to support planning applications for specialist housing schemes for older people it is imperative to highlight the benefits a scheme can offer. These benefits are widely acknowledged across a range of academic research and many other publications.
- Relieving pressures on publicly funded care homes and care services.
- Wide range of on-site facilities and services, alleviating social isolation.
- Allowing people to retain independence for as long as possible.
- Creation of jobs.
- Improving the choice of specialist accommodation and care for people in the locality.
- Meeting people's care needs in their own home and tailored to their individual requirements. Avoiding the necessity for premature occupation of residential care home facilities.
- Releasing under-occupied properties in the locality for occupation by families.
- Enabling "ageing in place".
- Realising the Government objective of expanding choice for older people.
Further information can be found in the following resources:
- 'Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) a Guide to Planning (opens new window)', Robin Tetlow/JRF (2006)
- 'CCRCs a Guide to Planning Update (opens new window)', Robin Tetlow/JRF (2007)
- 'CCRCs: A Guide to Planning (opens new window)', Robin Tetlow/JRF (2008)
- 'Planning and Delivering Continuing Care Retirement Communities (opens new window)', Rosie Rogers (2011)