Integrated by Design

This is the third report by PRP Architects succinctly summarising the current provision and emerging trends in housing and care for older people in the United Kingdom, such as 'community hubs'. It highlights that a more holistic approach to housing and care for older people through greater integration of Housing, Health and Adult Services has become an important focus of evolving government policy. Building on the HAPPI recommendations, the report calls for:

  • Our housing and neighbourhoods need to be designed to be as inclusive as possible.
  • We need an increasingly integrated approach in terms of housing and care delivery, in terms of services, agencies and local and central government and in locating older people at the heart of our communities, and
  • Innovation will be needed in terms of design, assistive technology and, particularly, from the financial services industry to release equity and offer creative funding arrangements to meet the growing costs of housing and care.