Britain Shifts Policy and Builds Sheltered Housing for Seniors

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As reported in The Independent the British Government’s housing policy is undertaking a massive shift to provide specific protected accommodation for seniors while at the same time freeing up family style  accommodation for younger people forming families. In Britain “sheltered housing” refers to independent self-contained units or single rooms in a complex with an alarm system and a concierge, with a communal social area.

In a surprising change from a housing policy that emphasized home ownership, the policy will provide incentives for purpose built senior accommodation  as “part of a wider raft of measures designed to help renters and people trying to get onto the housing ladder, is designed to encourage councils, housing associations and smaller developers to build sheltered (senior)  housing to break the dominance of a limited number of larger housebuilders.”

 The Housing Minister Gavin Barwell stated  “First of all, we’ve got a lot…

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