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Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Simon Evans


Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest generation of older people. Retirement villages and extra care housing are two models of provision that have seen particularly spectacular growth. This is partly because in many ways they are perceived to promote government agendas for increasing independence and wellbeing for older people. They also aim to meet older people's aspirations for a good quality of life in their retirement years and to live somewhere ... More

Keywords: United Kingdom, ageing, wealth, retirement villages, extra care housing, independence, wellbeing, quality of life, security, social interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420718
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Evans, author