A guide for use in the development of regional housing strategies, published jointly by ILC-UK and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The ILC-UK has published a new guide in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Care Services Improvement Partnership at the Department of Health.

This guide is intended as a complementary resource to 'Lifetime homes, lifetime Neighbourhoods: A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society', unveiled on February 26th 2008 by Secretary of State Hazel Blears MP.

The guide aims to assist regional strategy makers in understanding the relevance of housing and the built environment to health, social care and wider social and economic sustainability in the context of an ageing population. It will also be of interest to those who wish to lobby regional or local strategies to take better account of the impact of housing on older people's wellbeing.

In a joint foreword, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Baroness Andrews OBE and Baroness Greengross call for all those involved in regional and local strategies to 'understand and plan for demographic change and our ageing society.'

The guide comes in two formats, a pocket-sized A6 pamphlet and a larger, more accessible A4 online pdf. Both are available free of charge.

Author: Ed Harding, ILC-UK

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