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Unequal ageingThe untold story of exclusion in old age$
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Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424129

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.001.0001

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No place like home? Housing inequality in later life

No place like home? Housing inequality in later life

(p.77) Four No place like home? Housing inequality in later life
Unequal ageing

Sue Adams

Policy Press

The older population is becoming increasingly diverse. Despite such significant demographic trends, the majority of regional housing strategies and regional spatial strategies barely mention older people, age inequality or age-related social trends. Housing expenditure continues to be focused on new-build family housing or the so-called ‘economically active’ younger age groups, and all too often regeneration is youth-focused, with older people ignored or marginalized. The homes being built do not address population ageing. Another problem encountered is housing inequalities between different sectors of the older population. As a response, emerging and necessary policy measures such as the Lifetime Homes Standards and the concept of the ‘lifetime neighbourhood’ was implemented.

Keywords:   older population, lifetime neighbourhood, housing strategies, housing inequalities, Lifetime Homes Standard

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