Ageing and Housing

Building our Homes, Communities and Future: Local Government Association (LGA) has published its Housing Commission’s final report, setting out findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Designing with Downsizers: The next generation of ‘downsizer homes’ for an active third age.  This report from The University of Sheffield DWELL Project (Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later Life) captures some of the findings from a three year research project co-produced with older residents in Sheffield. Funded by the EPSRC-led Lifelong Health and Wellbeing cross-council research programme, the multi-disciplinary DWELL project sought to explore third-agers’ housing aspirations to generate a series of design proposals using a co-design process. October 2016

Future of an ageing populationForesight report, July 2016

Building our homes, communities and future, LGA Housing Commission interim report, July 2016

A new report Housing our Ageing Population – positive ideas Happi 3 has been published by the Housing LIN as a result of an Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary group on housing and care for older people.

A report on Building safe choices, a feasibility study conducted by Stonewall Housing into the current provision of housing and related care and support for older LGBT people is now available

Living well in old age: The value of UK housing interventions in supporting mental health and wellbeing in later life, Meredith Fendt-Newlin, Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty, Kings College London (May 2016)

Infographic from Care & Repair England with key facts and figures about Older People, Housing, Health & Care [March 2016]

Later life in 2015 a study from the Center for Ageing Better was conducted with Ipsos MORI. This study along with discussion and views from groups in the ageing field has led to their list of topics to consider initially, including one on homes and neighbourhoods.

Age UK’s annual audit of how public policy is meeting the needs of our ageing population, Agenda for Later Life 2015 highlights the challenges and opportunities facing older people today and has a section on housing and ageing.

Ageing: the silver lining: The opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government published by the LGA sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden. There is a section on housing and ageing.

The South West Housing LIN (learning and improvement network) leadership five year vision on housing, health and wellbeing outcomes for our older populations in South West England  (2015).

Future of Ageing This collection of research and materials are from the Foresight ‘Future of an ageing population’ project analysing the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society and set up through the Government Office for Science.

Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes This catalogue has been developed from a survey of local schemes targeting health issues for the delivery of energy efficiency measures. It was undertaken by NEA (Neighbourhood Energy Action) for the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Ageing: the silver lining: The opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government  This report, published in June, by the Local Government Association (LGA) Task and Finish Group on Ageing, sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden. [July 2015]

Ageing Well at Home Care & Repair England’s brochure published in March 2014 setting out the case for why ‘Ageing Well at Home’ needs to be the cornerstone of national policies concerning older people. It challenges decision makers to keep sight of

Living Well at Home this report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People, published in 2011, focuses on the issues for older people who want to live well at home setting out an agenda for housing change to improve the wellbeing of older people.

Ready for Ageing is a report from the House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change in 2013 that warns that the Government and our society are woefully underprepared for ageing. It covers a broad range of policy areas, providing a comprehensive analysis of the potential impact of an ageing population on public services.

Housing in Later Life by Age UK sets out the key facts and issues in housing and ageing and an agenda for action. It was published in 2014.