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Housing with care communities in the UK

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420718
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0004
Housing with care communities in the UK

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This chapter provides an overview of housing with care settings in the UK and examines their increasing popularity in recent years. It discusses an array of reasons for this rapid growth, such as the ageing population, the concept of ageing in place, the development of new lifestyles in older life, and a general recognition of the need for greater choice and flexibility in housing options for older people. It presents a history of the development of housing with care schemes and details the common characteristics of such schemes, including a range of facilities, social activities, and flexible care packages. It concludes by analysing how housing with care schemes are marketed with images of vibrant communities that offer a positive lifestyle for older people, incorporating successful ageing and the concept of a worry-free active retirement.

Keywords: housing with care; UK; lifestyles; older people; ageing

Chapter.  12074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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