High on ambition, but low on delivery for the elderly

13th February 2017 - By Will Crawford

Whilst welcoming the ambition of the Housing White Paper to provide people with the security they need to plan for the future through the provision of more housing, and in particular housing for the elderly, we are disappointed that much needed assistance and…

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Make 2017 the year to future proof your later life

26th January 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

Last year was tumultuous. In June 2016 we voted to leave the European Union, dividing the population and leaving the pound facing a rollercoaster ride as policymakers start the process. In America Donald Trump won the presidential election. Since taking office he has…

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Prioritise retirement housing by giving people the breadth of choice

31st October 2016 - By James Puckering

A report by law firm Pinsent Mason recently acknowledged the huge growth in the retirement housing sector, stating that according to research carried out by the firm planning applications for new retirement developments have increased by 162 per cent in the last five…

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The rise of silver surfers: Are you online yet?

26th August 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

We are seeing a rise in the number of ‘silver surfers’, who are taking full advantage of the internet and using multiple devices in every aspect of their lives. This could be to plan their retirement or browse, shop and bank online. Many…

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Why your retirement property search should be empowering

29th July 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

Planning for retirement is a minefield, not least when it comes to deciding what to do about your property situation. We know from the many anecdotal stories we hear in our villages that many people continue as they are for many, many years,…

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Top five quirky ‘Try Before You Buy’ schemes

24th June 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

In our June blog we continue the ‘Try Before You Buy’ theme following the launch of our own initiative last month in several of our communities, which are inviting people to stay overnight and immerse themselves in retirement village life. Try Before You…

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