Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age

Cover Car ownership Briefing

This Housing LIN Briefing seeks to connect the body of knowledge around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people to those making particular decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people, in particular, those living in specialised accommodation. It examines from a social and psychological perspective the impact of loss of car ownership on the sense of well-being for older people and considers the policy and practice responses to an ageing society, including the delivery of policies in relation to planning for transport health, housing and social care. With some useful examples of local practice, it concludes that these wider policy matters should be given equal weight when determining the level of car parking to be provided in retirement developments.