Making the case for care, retirement and sheltered housing

Britain’s population is ageing and the implications are wideranging. For the first time ever in the UK, the number of people aged over 65 exceeds those under the age of 16.
As the population profile changes, so do housing needs. This poses challenges and opportunities.
Local authorities approach older people’s housing in a variety of ways. Whilst there is an increasing need to deliver housing for older people, this is often not fully recognised. This means that proposals for older people’s housing can encounter obstacles in the planning system.
The allocation of sites specifically to deliver housing for older people would reduce risk and protect sites for this use against market housing proposals. However, local authorities often fail to have clear strategies and allocations to deliver housing for older people.
Carepacity helps developers assess the potential for older people’s housing and presents the best possible case for development.
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