31 Aug 2017
Anchor is supporting the National Housing Federation's Starts at Home campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supported housing.
The Valuing Retirement Housing report, released by Anchor and The Strategic Society Centre, revealed that over 50 years retirement housing saves the public purse £14.5billion.
There are now more people aged over 65 in Britain than those aged 16 and under, and as older people are living longer thanks to better health standards, the lack of suitable retirement housing is affecting both older and younger generations.
Anchor’s retirement housing managers are raising awareness of the importance of supported housing as part of the National Federation’s Starts at Home actions day on 1 September.
The campaign, now in its second year; celebrates how supported housing helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people regain their independence and confidence. Anchor and other housing associations are also campaigning to persuade the Government to commit to ensuring every person who needs extra support have a home that meets their needs.
Download Anchor's research: Valuing Retirement Housing: Exploring the economic effects of specialist housing for older people