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Strategies for older people’s housing must focus on general needs

When thinking about the issues that are important in housing for older people, we should also think about improving the suitability of housing to meet people's needs as we age.

Older woman using a stairlift

But the vast majority of older people – probably more than 90 per cent – live in general needs housing. And this is where most people want to stay as they age, for as long as possible.