The other end of the housing market: Housing for Older People

This paper from law firm Winckworth Sherwood, and supported by the Housing LIN, builds on a survey that sought to better understand what practical measures might be taken to improve later life housing.

The resultant findings show housing for older people has been largely ignored by government, is failing to provide the choice of tenures and care options and is confusing for buyers. However, it also notes a marked rise in the number of private developers moving into this market and fears over high service charges holding back decisions to move. It spells out some of the resultant challenges facing the sector and provides insight into and examples of what key factors can influence choice for a growing downsizer market.