Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Innovative approaches

Edited by Sheila Peace and Caroline Holland

Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Edited by Sheila Peace and Caroline Holland

Distributed for Bristol University Press

280 pages
Paper $43.95 ISBN: 9781861342638 Published October 2001 For sale in North and South America only
The housing problems of older people in our society are highly topical because of the growing number of retired people in the population and, especially, the yet-to-come increasing number of ’very old’ people. Government policies on the care of older people have been forthcoming from Whitehall, but the issue of housing is just beginning to be seriously addressed. This book represents a first attempt at bringing together people from the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. Projecting thinking into the future, it asks critical questions and attempts to provide some of the answers. It uniquely moves beyond the issues of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age. Inclusive housing in an ageing society will appeal to a wide audience - housing, health and social care workers including: housing officers, architects, planners and designers, community regeneration workers, care managers, social workers and social care assistants, registered managers and housing providers, health improvement staff and, of course, current and future generations of older people.

Housing an ageing society - Sheila M. Peace and Caroline Holland

Part One: Policy and technology debates

From 'special needs' to 'lifestyle choices': articulating the demand for 'third age' housing - Julienne Hanson

Lifetime homes - Mary Kelly

The politics of accessible housing in the UK - Jo Milner and Ruth Madigan

The implications of smart home technologies - Malcolm J. Fisk

Dementia and technology - Mary Marshall

Part Two: New lives for old?

Integrated segregation? Issues from a range of housing/care environments - Brian McGrail, John Percival and Kate Foster

Older people's Co-Housing Communities - Maria Brenton

Retirement communities in Britain: a 'third way' for the third age? - Judith Phillips, Miriam Bernard, Simon Biggs and Paul Kingston

Shaping everyday life: beyond design - Leonie Kellaher

Inclusive housing - Caroline Holland and Sheila M. Peace 

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