Policy asks for retirement housing
Increasing the supply of housing specifically designed to meet the needs of our ageing population is essential if we are to give people the means of staying safely and socially in a home of their own well into old age.
Challenges with building retirement housing
The fact is that in the UK there are few retirement housebuilders and for the small number that do create this type of housing it is costly and complicated to deliver for the following reasons:
Solutions which would deliver greater supply, choice and affordability of retirement housing
To mitigate these substantial challenges which act as a barrier to new market entrants and keep supply numbers unsustainably low, the following policy initiatives are required:
Most of these policy changes do not require any Government or taxpayer funding, they are simply adjustments to planning and delivery systems to help retirement housing operators play their part in delivering the new housing we need and provide the socio-economic benefits that come uniquely from this type of housing.