New Survey Shows Demand for Age-Friendly Homes

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Despite positive attitudes from the public, the English Housing Survey shows that 93% of UK homes don’t meet basic accessibility standards – and many developers are not building new homes that are suitable for people as they age.

  • Nearly three quarters (72%) of UK adults think all new homes should be built to be suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Half of all Britons (48%) don’t think society does enough to enable people to live independently and safely at home as they grow older.
  • The Centre for Ageing Better warns of an ‘accessible housing crisis’, with planning policy failing to properly deliver homes that everyone can live in.

These are the headline findings of a new survey commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better which is calling for a radical overhaul of housing policy, aimed at delivering accessible homes which are age-proof, flexible and suitable for everyone.

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2019-03-05T15:38:29+00:00 27th February 2019|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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