Housing in Later Life

This report from Age UK puts forward a raft of recommendations to the Government, local authorities and the building industry on housing in later life. They include:

  • All new mainstream and specialised housing should comply with higher accessibility standards to reflect the lifetime homes standard.
  • All older patients coming into contact with health care services are automatically offered an assessment of their home with an action plan to ensure it is safe for them.
  • The Government should work with local authorities to encourage the development of older people's housing strategies which provide a range of different options including: smaller homes, flats, retirement villages, bungalows, shared ownership, private rented schemes, new forms of co-operative housing and co-housing