A quarter of people living in the UK in 2045 will be aged 65 and over. Ensuring we have cost-effective housing to cater for parents, grandparents and great grandparents in a more suitable and sustainable way is a problem that needs to be solved.

Extra care accommodation needs individualised design to ensure care can be delivered in the right way and in to encourage and maintain a person’s independence. These facilities also offer opportunities for social interaction and a range of communal amenities to help keep residents healthier for longer and reduce demand on social care and NHS budgets.

Providing suitable and flexible housing for the older generation with a variety of health care needs can also be the key to releasing larger homes for families.

Read the full article written by Stephen Collison, Managing Director for Ryhurst on pages 17-19 of November's The Care and Home Environment publication: https://content.yudu.com/web/1u0jl/0A40tfs/TCHEVol3Iss6/html/index.html?page=16&origin=reader