Research Publications

House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change Report of Session 2012

Ready for Ageing? Report

This report concludes that central and local Government, housing associations and house builders need urgently to plan how to ensure that the housing needs of the older population are better addressed.

All party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Housing November 2012 

Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation

This new inquiry report points out that meeting the housing needs of the older generation leads to solutions for the younger age group. The APPG reviewed progress since the publication of the 2009 HAPPI report and has made a number of new recommendations to simultaneously tackle the needs for more family homes and for an ageing population.

Office of National Statistics Report 2013

Measuring National Well-being – Older people and loneliness

This is the part of a series of short articles examining the well-being of older people. It provides an analysis of reported feelings of loneliness by people aged 52 and over using 2009–10 data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

Centre for Policy on Ageing – New Attitudes to Old Age

Sheltered Housing Report May 2013

This article presents UK-based research that has studied the existing sheltered or assisted living housing population and its future housing options and preferences.

Age UK – Improving later life  

Making it Work for Us: A residents’ inquiry into sheltered and retirement housing

Sheltered and retirement housing is a positive solution for many older people. Our panel of residents, who reviewed the situation for England, concluded that we need greater investment in affordable, attractive housing options – integrated with housing support services and in the right locations.

Global Report – HSBC

The Future of Retirement: A new reality

This new reality report explores what people are looking forward to from their retirement, what is stopping them from reaching their aspirations and how planning can help to achieve greater retirement wealth. It offers five practical actions everyone should take.

HAPPI Report 2009 – Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation

The 2009 report by the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation contains case studies with details of design features and provides some information about how the schemes are integrated with the wider community. 

Housing in later life planning ahead for specialist housing for older people – December 2009

This toolkit spells out the processes that could help the HAPPI objectives to be met – with particular emphasis on the role of Local Planning Authorities.