Retirement Housing: Residents' experiences

This report from the NHBC Foundation draws on research at six privately-built retirement-style developments.

These finds that most residents are looking to continue an active and independent lifestyle for as long as possible, but realise that over time they may have a greater dependency on additional support.

The report highlights the need for retirement housing to be designed flexibility, located close to amenities and include facilities which allow those with reducing mobility to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible.

It also points to the desirability of additional support services being made available, such as cleaning, personal care, and help with moving.