Shining a Spotlight on the Hidden Housing Market

It’s a little over 10 years since the Government’s Housing for Older People strategy Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods was published. A decade on and there is no national direction and an urgent need to provide a fresh approach.

During January 2019, we conducted one of the most comprehensive survey exercises in the UK’s later living sector. The 200 survey respondents came from a variety of backgrounds, and included local authorities, registered providers, private developers, care operators and businesses in the charity and voluntary sector, as well as architects and designers.

This report looks at the results of that survey and points the way forward to reinvigorating the UK later living sector. You can also listen to this recorded leadership discussion (opens new window) that took place on the 1st of October 2020 to reflect on the report, 18 months on.