The majority of older people aged 65 and over live in mainstream housing - most older people want to stay in their own home as they age.
Why work on it?
People in later life spend more time in their homes and immediate neighbourhood than any other age group. Good housing and age-friendly environments help people to stay warm, safe and healthy, and enable them to do the things that are important to them.
The majority of older people aged 65 and over live in mainstream housing (we estimate this to be more than 90%), and most older people want to stay in their own home as they age.
What we’re working on
We are particularly focusing on people living in mainstream (rather than specialist) housing as they age. Our programme on Improving current housing looks at how we can ensure that more people live in housing suited to their needs in later life.
We are also working with the UK Network of Age-Friendly Communities, supporting their work to make age-friendly neighbourhoods and places.
- Are you are doing relevant research?
- Do you have personal experience that could help inform the design of interventions and solutions?
- Are you are delivering a service or intervention designed to support people to feel in control through well-designed homes, neighbourhoods and services?
- Please get in touch if you have information to contribute or ideas you'd like to share.