Who can afford retirement housing?

This study from the JRF and Age UK looked at the incomes, benefits and retirement housing living costs of the UK's 10 million people of pension age and concludes that not all low-income pensioners are fully and equally helped with retirement housing costs. It notes that tenure variations, income and saving patterns, eligibility to state support, and uncertainty over future housing and care charges, can open 'trapdoors' and make it difficult for those considering retirement housing to know if and when they may receive support.