On 19th January 2021 Irene Craik wrote:

Older and Wiser: developing, commissioning and operating age-friendly homes

I was a member of the working group that produced a guide for the Housing Forum about developing, commissioning and operating age-friendly homes. I am pleased to say that this was officially launched last week.

Titled 'Older and Wiser', the guide looks to address society’s failure to provide suitable homes for the ageing population by setting out a range of practical suggestions with 16 case studies demonstrating diverse solutions and inspired thinking. Two of our schemes – Buccleuch House and Hazelhurst Court – are featured as case studies.

'Older and Wiser' shows how housing associations, local councils and private developers, who may be looking to develop specialist housing for the first time, can deliver greater numbers and a wider range of accommodation to meet the needs of older people. Providing better and more suitable housing provision will enable people to live more independently for longer.

You can download the report here.