Aspiration Age - Delivering capital solutions to promote greater choice and independence for older people

Funded by an Innovation and Good Practice (IGP) Grant and the Department of Health Care Service Improvement Partnership (CSIP), the Aspiration Age project aims to maximise the choice and control that older homeowners can exercise by using their equity to fund a range of retirement housing options. The report's main focus is on housing associations as developers and providers of housing for older people; however it will also be of key interest to mainstream builders and financial institutions. In the context of an aging population and the "debate" on the long term funding of care and support, the fact that three in four people retiring are currently homeowners presents a real opportunity for funding housing, care and support in older age.