We want to see a greater range of housing options available for people as they grow older.
We are calling for more diverse, adaptable and affordable housing to be created within existing communities, focusing on the accessibility needs of people now and in the future.
Despite common assumptions that most older people want to downsize or enter specialist accommodation as they age, when it comes to choosing a home, they are motivated by the same desires as other age groups.
Although those with higher levels of wealth can more easily move, and those on the lowest incomes receive more support from social care providers, those on low- and middle- incomes can find themselves trapped in homes that are no longer appropriate for them as they age.
We need more diverse housing options across all tenures that are near to where older people currently live, are affordable and are suitable to their diverse mobility and health needs.
We also need local areas to provide more information and advice for people on the options available to them in their community. This will support people to make positive choices about moving or making changes to their homes before a crisis point such as a health issue.