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Community and ageingMaintaining quality of life in housing with care settings$
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Simon Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420718

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001

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Housing with care communities in the UK

Housing with care communities in the UK

(p.31) Four Housing with care communities in the UK
Community and ageing

Simon Evans

Policy Press

This chapter provides an overview of housing with care settings in the UK and examines their increasing popularity in recent years. It discusses an array of reasons for this rapid growth, such as the ageing population, the concept of ageing in place, the development of new lifestyles in older life, and a general recognition of the need for greater choice and flexibility in housing options for older people. It presents a history of the development of housing with care schemes and details the common characteristics of such schemes, including a range of facilities, social activities, and flexible care packages. It concludes by analysing how housing with care schemes are marketed with images of vibrant communities that offer a positive lifestyle for older people, incorporating successful ageing and the concept of a worry-free active retirement.

Keywords:   housing with care, UK, lifestyles, older people, ageing

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