As increasing numbers of older people
prefer to stay living independently in their own communities in later life, new
and diverse forms of housing for older people are needed.
A new research project in the School
for Policy Studies at University of Bristol is looking at ways in which older
people are made to feel included and valued in housing schemes with care and
The aim of the study is to identify how
social inclusion policies and approaches are put into practice in housing
schemes for older people across England and Wales. This includes schemes that
support independent living in later life while providing some care services,
such as extra-care housing, independent living or sheltered housing.
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