This report by Francesca Sanders, a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellow examined a range of innovative and affordable housing solutions for later life in the USA, Japan and Canada and considers the suitability for adoption of these models in the UK.
The objectives of the research was to explore a variety of housing options, ranging from specialist care facilities to models that allow people to ‘age in place’ in mainstream housing, and included:
- How can housing promote and build a sense of community?
- What role can housing play in helping individuals feel a sense of purpose in later life?
- To what extent are the emerging models affordable?
- What is the potential of the emerging models to grow at scale?