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Age-friendly Homes – The Basic Principles

So what exactly are Age-Friendly Homes for later life? Tip 1: Age-friendly homes are ones that meet your needs at all stages of life, but particularly in later life. But here is the problem - only about 8% of UK homes have the 4 main features that make a home accessible.  Step-free entranceWC on the … Continue reading Age-friendly Homes – The Basic Principles

Making Financial Sense of the Health and Social Care crisis

And wow, what a crisis this is.... There is no doubt that publicly funded health and social care is in a pickle.  Moreover, the population is ageing and there's a shortfall in the human capital needed to deliver good quality care. Something has to change.   And the good news is that there is a solution - … Continue reading Making Financial Sense of the Health and Social Care crisis

Your Home – the last piece of your Retirement jigsaw?

Think about your vision for your retirement. Have you actively considered the role your home will play in making that vision a reality? Many people forget to consider this - it's often the neglected piece of the retirement jigsaw. When you've lived in a property for years, it's hard to pick up on little things … Continue reading Your Home – the last piece of your Retirement jigsaw?

Live at Home for Longer into Later Life

'An Englishman's Home is his Castle' - castle, house, bungalow or narrow boat - it doesn't matter what shape it is, just so long as we can call it home. Our home is part of our identity, we choose it (for the most part), furnish it, decorate it and choose who we let into it.  We … Continue reading Live at Home for Longer into Later Life