Housing our ageing population

Learning from councils meeting the housing need for our ageing population


There is a distinct and urgent need to better provide a range of housing options to meet the wide variety of housing circumstances, aspirations and needs of people as they age.

Between 2008 and 2039, 74 per cent of projected household growth will be made up of households with someone aged 65 or older. The suitability of the housing stock is of critical importance to the health of individuals and also impacts on public spending, particularly social care and the NHS.

This report sets out in detail what is required to meet the housing needs of our ageing population and how councils around the country are innovating to support older people to live in their homes for longer and promote positive ageing.

Thumbnail
Published by:
LGA
Reference code:
5.17