Inclusive Neighbourhoods: promoting social inclusion in housing with care and support for older people

Paul B Willis*, Brian Beach, Alex Y Vickery, Jillian M Powell, Ailsa M Cameron, Randall C Smith, Eleanor K Johnson

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This policy report presents new research evidence on the provision of inclusive housing schemes for older people, which finds that:• HCS schemes work well in counteracting social isolation and preventing loneliness among older residents• Pockets of isolation still exist among some residents, particularly people from social minoritiesThis report also identifies the interpersonal, organisational, physical and environmental factors that help promote social inclusion in HCS for older people, including supportive neighbour relations; on-site staff presence; inclusion with the local area; listening to the views of residents; inclusive and age-friendly design; adequate digital infrastructure; and a supportive policy environment. Using these new insights, we outline the ways in which national government; local councils, commissioners and designers; and housing providers, scheme management and staff can address discrimination and create more inclusive, age-friendly environments to support us as we get older.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2022

Structured keywords

  • Ageing Futures
  • ageing
  • older people
  • housing
  • care and support
  • social minorities
  • social care
  • loneliness
  • social isolation
  • social inclusion
  • SPS Centre for Research in Health and Social Care


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