Rise of the grey pound: how the residential housing needs of an ageing population are being met

Poonia, Rickveer (2009) Rise of the grey pound: how the residential housing needs of an ageing population are being met. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    It is apparent from a range of sources that the United Kingdom’s population is ageing at a rapid rate. It is argued that in order to meet the residential housing needs of an ageing population the UK Government needs to implement clear and effective strategies. This dissertation seeks to determine how effectively local authorities and developers are working together to provide appropriate housing for the elderly. The dissertation looks at the relationship between both parties and establishes what the main challenges associated with this type of provision are and what may be done to improve them. In order to gain a better understanding of the relationship between developers and local authorities research was conducted which involved two separate studies interviewing developers and local authorities. The studies examined how effective the current ways of providing elderly housing are, how these could be improved, and how local authorities are facilitating the provision of elderly housing. In conclusion, the results of the studies indicated that more consideration needs to be given to the elderly housing provision from central government to local authorities, in order to provide effective legislation and strategies which can be easily implemented. Furthermore, more informed decisions need to be made at the planning stage if local authorities and developers are to get the most out of each development. The suggested recommendations in order to improve the provision of elderly housing are, to promote mandatory training for local authority planners; streamline communication between central government, county councils and local authorities; to encourage public private partnerships and for the government to develop comprehensive strategies which are easier to implement at a local level.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/976

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