Monthly Archives: January 2014

The UK has a housing crisis at both ends of the spectrum

Last week it was revealed by the Office for National Statistics* that a quarter of young people in the UK now live with their parents in 2013 – that’s 3.3 million adults between the ages of 20-34, 26% of that age group. This is up from 2.7 million or 21% of that age group since […]

London’s first retirement village on its way

I was interested to read in the Economist last week about the new Battersea Place Development, London’s first retirement village scheduled for completion by September 2015. The article remarked on the fact that this development was unique particularly for this vibrant part of the city where new developments tend to be aimed at the luxury […]

What will 2014 bring for the retirement housing sector?

During 2013 some progress was made in terms of raising government awareness of the chronic shortage of specialist retirement homes but more needs to be done. We believe that industry and government has a prime opportunity to build upon the framework put in place by Demos and the ‘Campaign for Housing in Later Life’ and […]