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Housing in an Ageing Society

International Longevity Centre - UK

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

Housing in an Ageing Society

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This event is being kindly hosted by Legal & General and supported by the ILC-UK Partners Programme.

On Tuesday, 19th July the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) launched our “Housing in an ageing society” factpack with the support of FirstPort.

The report found a significant increase in older people living alone, yet millions were failing to adapt their homes to help them live independently.

  • The State of the Nation’s Housing’ reports that:Only around half of those over 50s experiencing limitations in Activities of Daily Living, live in homes with any adaptations.
  • Those in retirement housing are significantly more likely to be living in homes with adaptations than those who do not. Approximately 87% of those in retirement housing have home adaptations, by comparison to around 60% of other housing.
  • There could be a retirement housing gap of 160,000 by 2030 if current trends continue. By 2050, the gap could grow to 376,000.
  • Over 16 million people – mainly owner occupied, middle aged and older households - live in under-occupied housing.
  • Growing numbers of 45-64 year olds, and 65-74 year olds are living alone, with 6 million people living in houses with two or more excess bedrooms.

Our event on 12th October will explore these trends and consider how policymakers should respond.


  • Invited: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Newly appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government;
  • Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive, Legal & General;
  • Brian Beach, Research Fellow, ILC-UK
Do you have questions about Housing in an Ageing Society? Contact International Longevity Centre - UK

When & Where

Legal & General Plc
1 Coleman Street
EC2R 5AA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)

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International Longevity Centre - UK

The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think-tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

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