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Inclusive housing in an ageing societyInnovative approaches$
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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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Lifetime Homes

Lifetime Homes

(p.54) (p.55) Three Lifetime Homes
Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Mary Kelly

Policy Press

People's differences — such as their levels of income, culture, ethnicity, age, and mobility, and whether they have responsibilities for children or other dependants — create different priorities for them. This indicates that a choice of types of accommodation should be available. This chapter analyses existing housing standards and definitions of housing, which allow differing levels of accessibility and liveability. It considers the position of some major players in housing development: The Housing Corporation, Scottish Homes, and local authorities. The continuing problems of access to and within homes, the gradual erosion of space standards over the years, and the adverse effect that this has had on the usability of different dwellings, have contributed to the fourteen criteria developed by the Lifetime Homes Group. This chapter profiles Lifetime Homes criteria and describes the benefits that could be derived from their wider implementation to the general housing stock.

Keywords:   accommodation, housing standards, housing, Housing Corporation, Scottish Homes, Lifetime Homes

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