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Sheila Peace and Caroline Holland

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342638

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.001.0001

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Housing an ageing society

Housing an ageing society

(p.1) One Housing an ageing society
Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Sheila M. Peace

Caroline Holland

Policy Press

To date, one's thinking around ‘accommodation and care’ in later life focuses on very old people who are seen as unable to fit into mainstream housing and whose needs have been labelled as special, segregated, or separate, rather than accepting accommodation and care as part of society's needs in general. However, at present, it is undeniable that people are becoming a part of an ageing population whose structure is changing and where there will be a great diversity of household types. This chapter explores the changing population, the type of society that is developing, how this is affecting where people live, and the experiences that many older people now face. It includes a brief discussion on population projections, geographical variations, and the changing nature of households and the social, psychological, and physiological issues relating to it.

Keywords:   accommodation, old people, households, housing, population projections, household types

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