Providing decent housing in times of demographic change represents a key challenge for policy-makers worldwide.
Among older people, the provision of decent housing that reflects changes in individual health and mobility is crucial to maintaining the societal participation and quality of life of older people. Similarly, adapting communities and facilities to reflect the changing age profile of residents is necessary if we are to encourage older people to remain active citizens. Younger people also face challenges in negotiating adequate housing, which could have far-reaching demographic consequences if left unchecked. Work across the ILC Alliance continues to explore these issues – from exploring innovations in housing and care schemes (ILC-Netherlands), to lifetime neighbourhoods (ILC-UK) and the future of living independently (ILC-USA) – and is continuously updated here.
This Discussion Paper collates the findings of 10 ILCs within the ILC Global Alliance on the subject of housing for older people.
22 May 2013
A first-of-its-kind consensus report addresses the challenges facing both consumers and policymakers when considering solutions for independent living.
31 August 2009
The purpose of this ILC-USA report is to gain an understanding and encourage further research on the importance of satisfaction and well-being for older adults making transitions in their
30 June 2009
The preliminary study into Innovative housing and care schemes has been conducted by Jacques Allegro (member of the Executive Board of ILC NL) and Ger Tielen (Director of ILC NL).
31 May 2009
An ILC-UK collection of expert essays exploring how the 'lifetime neighbourhoods agenda' for housing and the built environment can respond to the economic downturn.
30 April 2009
A guide for use in the development of regional housing strategies, published jointly by ILC-UK and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
28 February 2008
A report on a pilot study towards a health intervention under the Study to Understand and Foster the Functioning and Involvement of Contributive Elders (SUFFICE) project has been released.
30 November 2007