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Turbocharging retirement community development

Turbocharging retirement community development

A new report, 'Planning for Retirement; How Retirement Communities can help meet the needs of our ageing population', was launched today and contains several ‘bold but easily implementable’ reforms. Recommendations such as changes to planning rules, a government task...

New report – Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

New report – Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

Launched this week, this updated Housing LIN Factsheet no 6, now in its 3rd edition, describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new Extra Care Housing development. The factsheet is intended to be a practical tool for...

Urgent action needed to expand new models of care

Urgent action needed to expand new models of care

The UK needs to take urgent action to prevent falling even further behind other countries in the innovative delivery of new models of social care – a need which has been clearly demonstrated by the coronavirus crisis according to major investors, charitable providers,...

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population

New report shows that nearly 60 per cent of surplus bedrooms lie in households inhabited by over-65s. Downsizing is crucial to tackling the UK’s skewed housing market. A new report by Professor Les Mayhew, Cass Business School and published by The Centre for the Study...

Property Week: Once in a lifetime opportunity

Property Week: Once in a lifetime opportunity

The renewal and repurposing of our town centres requires innovative thinking and a new approach from all the major stakeholders. The door that has opened is that of the need for more residential property. The opportunity to create a variety of housing – whether it be...

Later Living Housing Design – Learning from COVID-19

Later Living Housing Design – Learning from COVID-19

Future Street's architect, Stuart Carr, has been reflecting on the lessons we can learn for continuous improvement in Later Living Housing Design. He has just published an excellent article detailing his thoughts and you can find it here: Later Living Housing Design:...

Let’s bring generations together

Let’s bring generations together

An article in Property Week highlights the progressive vision for later living - where independence and wellbeing are at the heart of that offer. Guild Living is going to build city centre communities combining architecture and interiors that support ageing, but also...

COVID-19: The Value of later living

COVID-19: The Value of later living

In this article, leading later living architects describe how retirement villages are acting as de facto isolated communities, to provide a controlled environment for the elderly during the outbreak. Hubs where food and shopping can be delivered to residents by the...

Crucial to provide safe and secure homes

Crucial to provide safe and secure homes

An article in Property Week discusses how by building later living villages and fostering a sense of community within them, we can put a stop to the isolation and loneliness that many elderly people face every day – not just when there’s a global pandemic. We already...

Later Living Ageing Joyously

Later Living Ageing Joyously

In a new book, The Changing Mind, Daniel Levitin enlightens us on five key secrets behind ageing well. A set of behaviours that can increase our capacity for happiness and enable us to age joyously. All five are directly and indirectly able to be integrated within...

Shared Ownership Sweetspot

Shared Ownership Sweetspot

Whilst later living is set to be the next major UK residential asset class (Property Week, Aug 2019), the asset class is multi-faceted. Our mid-market later living communities are designed for the mid-market median property wealth and are sustainable to develop and...

Later Living: 317 home development in centre of Bath

Later Living: 317 home development in centre of Bath

Property Week reports today on the 'new generation of later-living projects' - a 317 unit development in the centre of Bath. The interview with Guild Living co-founder and director Eugene Marchese, describes the priorities for the urban-centric village, ..the next...