This report published by Tetlow King investigates housing and care provision for the older generations and focuses on the planning issues in delivering Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).
The report concludes that continuing along the same lines is not an option. Existing specialised provision of sheltered housing and residential care is no longer sufficient in terms of quality or quantity to meet the needs and expectations of the growing ageing population. In addition, domiciliary care in the community is not only being stretched through increased demand but is resulting in people living in large family homes which are unsuitable and difficult to maintain, and in some cases can result in social isolation as family and social networks become more distant and complex. Combined with the national budget deficit and the cuts in funding for housing, health and social care, it is clear that the way we provide for our older generations needs to change.