The debate over the use-class of retirement housing causes delays and even prevents schemes being approved.
Property owners continue to hang on to the family home much longer than is necessary – even when the financial and lifestyle benefits of downsizing are crystal clear.
In-depth research by ProMatura International and ARCO shows older people are healthier and more active in specialist housing-with-care.
There comes a point in many people’s lives when the time is right to downsize and move to somewhere more suited to older living.
A recent study from Retirement Villages has revealed that 55 per cent of over-55s said they would consider renting a home.
There’s an increasing need to boost supply of housing designed for older people, but age-proof homes is not necessarily the answer.
An excellent article by Kevin Beirne, Retirement Director at Octopus Healthcare that explores the state of retirement living around the world.
Learning lessons from the student housing sector could help unlock the potential of the retirement housing industry.
Less than one per cent of Britons over the age of 60 currently live in specialist retirement properties, compared to 17 per cent in the US and 13 per cent in Australia.