Building our Futures

Feb 27, 2006 | REPORTS

A tool for local planners to prepare for the UK’s ageing population.

As we age, our homes become a key environment influencing our health and our independence. As such, housing is now recognised by Government guidance as a central issue to older people’s wellbeing. Yet how can we understand the varied needs of our diverse older population using limited local-level data?

This guide sets out to help local and regional planners take older people into account as they plan housing strategies. It shows the key relationships between factors such as tenure, housing type, health and social class and gives pointers to identifying the varied needs of different groups.

Authors: Ed Harding and Margaret Edwards