Strategic market assessment for housing and supported accommodation

Strategic market assessment for housing and supported accommodation

Our services

  • Assessing the market for:
    • Housing designed for older people, across all tenures and housing types
    • Supported accommodation for people with social care/support needs
    • Accessible and fully adapted housing
    • Housing that is designed to be flexible and adapt to people over the life course
  • Quantitative and qualitative research

Case Study

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Researching the housing aspirations of older people in Torbay


  • Torbay Council

Our role


  • The Council required a market assessment of the demand for housing options suited to an ageing population
  • The evidence base was required as the basis of a strategy for housing in later life.


  • The market assessment and research has informed the development of the Council’s Strategy for Housing in Later Life.
  • The research has also informed the Council’s market strategy for adult social care and detailed design guidance for extra care housing.
  • It provides a more finely grained analysis of specific housing needs to inform the Local Plan review and an evidence base for a Supplementary Planning Document and guidance for developers/investors on housing for later life in Torbay.