Age Friendly Bournemouth: Building Social Capital in Housing and Extra Care Dimensions

This Housing LIN Case Study No 50 takes a detailed look at Bournemouth Council's strategic approach to meeting the housing needs and aspirations of older people.

In 2007, Bournemouth Council set out to change the perception of older people from dependent, frail, isolated and in receipt of services, to active, healthy and making choices in life. This includes recognising and assisting achievement in people's aspirations for their housing, activity, occupation, and care in later life.