One-stop vision for housing and care

Every local authority should have a one-stop information centre by
2020 where older people can seek advice on housing and care, a
conference was told last week.

Michele Hollywood, corporate marketing director of housing
association Hanover Group, said new models of retirement housing
must also be developed to cater for the rising number of men living

She told the Chartered Institute of Housing sheltered housing
conference in London that, within 15 years, Britain would need an
extra 250,000 retirement homes, 200,000 of them for over-85s.

Hollywood was outlining some of the early findings of the 20/20
project, which sets out a vision for older people’s housing and
care in 2020.

A final consultation on the project, which is led by sheltered
housing consortium Erosh, is expected to be launched in October.

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