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1 Regional Housing Strategies – Planning housing for an ageing population HOP DEV Housing and Older People Development Group

2 Housing for an ageing population Why is it important to specifically consider the needs of an ageing population? Demographic change Meeting PSA targets Setting out actions and linking policies to increase resources Considering the whole population Social inclusion and engagement

3 Housing for an ageing population – facts and figures Increase in older population Increase in minority ethnic population 90% of older people live in ordinary housing Increasing number of home owners Living alone Living in older housing needing repair Demand for adaptations

4 Housing for an ageing population – facts and figures Lower incomes Role of housing in health and safety Numbers with long standing illness Health needs Accidents at home Impact of cold homes

5 Housing for an ageing population - current thinking A Shifting Approach Independence and well being Challenging ageism and involving older people

6 Housing for an ageing population - current thinking A clear policy framework Older people at the centre Building partnerships Making the change

7 Housing for an ageing population – action list Does the strategy address: Maintenance and repair of the existing stock, particularly with regard lower income/ lower equity older home owners? Meeting growing demand for Adaptation of existing homes? Increase the suitability of all new build housing for an ageing population?

8 Housing for an ageing population – action list Meet the demand for supported, special needs and purpose built retirement housing? Take on board new thinking around Movement across tenure/ lettings policies? Building shared ownership/ leasehold schemes for older people? Facilitate staircasing out of ownership? Provision of wider housing options advice and information?

9 Housing for an ageing population – action list Making Connections Housing, health, care, transport…… Shaping the Vision and Implementation Involving older people in strategy Helping older people to make choices through advice and information

10 Housing and Older People Development Group Housing and Older People Development Group Contact details HOPDEV Stephen Clarke, ODPM Eland House Bressenden Place London, SW1E 5DU


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