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Nov

The care bill has little to offer those receiving care at home

The government's Caring for our Future consultation gives the clearest picture yet of how the new system of paying for care will work from April 2016. The main change is the introd…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

01

May

We need more retirement-friendly housing, not more 'retirement housing'

Last week, Alex Morton from Policy Exchange argued that "more homes, tailored to the needs of older homeowners, will help free up family-sized properties for the younger generation…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

01

May

A little more income doesn't go a long way in retirement housing

As part of the Hanover@50 debate about the future of housing for older people which launched last week, the Fabian Society considered the implications of increasing incomes among o…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

17

Sep

Is retirement housing affordable? How can anyone tell?

Today JRF publish the findings of our latest report. The research aim was to find out if retirement housing was realistically affordable for older people. Our main obstacle was the…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

06

Jun

Why targeting older people on under-occupation is a half-baked approach

Is there a problem with under occupied homes in Britain? Older people are much more likely to under occupy than younger households. But only half of under-occupied homes are older …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness

12

Apr

Meeting the housing demands of an ageing Population

Today, NPI publish a new report with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Shelter, looking at the housing needs of the ageing population. It shows that for many older people, decidin…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness