Integrated segregation? Issues from a range of housing/care environments

Brian McGrail, John Percival, Kate Foster, Caroline Holland and Sheila M. Peace

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342638
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302582 | DOI:
Integrated segregation? Issues from a range of housing/care environments

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This chapter discusses three types of housing provision that represent different stages in the evolution of policy on housing the general population and those defined as ‘vulnerable’ — high-rise housing, sheltered housing, and care housing for people with dementia. It highlights developments and issues for these three types of housing and care environments and examines whether and how age-segregated environments affect older people's interactions within and beyond their immediate accommodation. In addition, the three studies provide differing views of how accommodation and support may be offered in the future and raise questions regarding the interface between people and places and what it tells about technological and social management systems.

Keywords: housing provision; high-rise housing; sheltered housing; care housing; dementia; age-segregated environments

Chapter.  8437 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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