The Housing and Ageing Alliance
The Housing and Ageing Alliance is made up of a broad spectrum of people from local and national organisations working together with a single objective; to bring about improvements to the housing and living conditions of older people.
It believes that homes, communities and housing related services should be planned and designed in ways that enable choice, control, inclusion and independence in later life.
At a time of unprecedented demographic change, creating homes and neighbourhoods that enable older people to remain independent, economically active and involved with their friends, neighbours, family and local community has never been more important.
- Around a third of all homes are headed by an person over retirement age [2001 Census]
- 59% of the increase in households will be headed by someone aged 65 or over, 21% will be amongst those of 85 years and over [DCLG Household Growth Projections (England) for 2008 to 2033]
- 90% of older people live in mainstream housing, 75% are home owners [2001 Census/ DCLG Annual Survey of English Housing]