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Time To Prioritise Age-Friendly Homes

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Despite the fact that new housing developments are appearing in towns and villages across the UK, it seems these estates are failing to include homes which are appealing to the over-55s.

The prime focus has been on building new homes for families and first-time buyers, but an increase in the numbers of older people looking to move to these out-of-city areas has been overlooked and needs to be taken into consideration by housing developers and councils.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is urging ministers to make it compulsory for developers to build new homes which are appealing and accessible to older people and to those who disabled. RIBA's report, ' A home for the ages: Planning for the future through age-friendly design', highlights the importance of well-designed, purpose-built new homes that allow people to play an active role in their communities as they age. These homes should include features such as wider doorways and staircases, have access to open spaces and be within easy access of healthcare and social facilities.

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