The Top of the Ladder

Demos' report highlights the chronic under-supply of appropriate housing for older people. The report calls for this looming housing crisis in our ageing population to receive more serious recognition at national and local levels, and for government to adopt a "whole chain" view of the housing market, rather than focusing exclusively on the needs of first-time buyers. It identifies a win-win-win situation of doing so - for older people themselves, for the housing market more generally, as well as wider benefits for the economy, the environment and public services.