WPI Strategy publishes Homes for Later Living’s ‘Healthier & Happier’ report
WPI Strategy has worked with Homes for Later Living to produce a new report, which calls for 30,000 additional homes for later living every year to boost mental and physical health of older people.
The report, written by former HM Treasury economist Chris Walker, says that as Brits are living longer, the number of people aged 80 or over who will suffer from falls is expected to rise from 1.6 million today to around 2.5 million in 2032, a rise of 900,000. In line with this increase, by 2032 the total cost to the NHS of falls amongst the elderly will rise to £2 billion a year.
The report says more needs to be done to focus on the link between poor health and the quality of housing available to people in later life.
Homes for Later Living is a premier provider of homes specially designed for older people. The consortium consists of Churchill Retirement Living, McCarthy & Stone and PegasusLife Group.