Older persons housing strategy

Why we need this strategy

There are several reasons to introduce a housing strategy for older people:

  • We have an increasing generation of older people, who are living longer, healthier, and more active lives with higher and evolving aspirations for their housing in later life.
  • Research suggests that good quality housing, secured at the right time, that meets the changing needs of people as they age, significantly preserves the health and wellbeing of older people; in turn making significant savings in expenditure on long term health care & support.
  • Providing housing that older people want to move to, could have a significant impact on the general housing market, helping to alleviate the country's housing crisis, freeing up equity and much needed family size homes across all sectors.