Will the private extra care market take off in 2014?

This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 61 looks at the prospects for the 'independent' sector rising to the housing and care challenge and making its mark this year.

People are living longer lives - but how can they have a good quality of life, well into old age? One part of the answer to that question centres on the provision of housing and care choices that are appropriate to the wishes and needs of those people as they get older.