Better Homes: Housing For The Third Age


Kent Housing Group and the Joint Policy and Planning Board have developed Better Homes: Housing for the Third Age– a Framework for Delivering Older People’s Accommodation across Kent and Medway.

The Framework seeks to promote a consistent and positive approach to the delivery of new high quality, aspirational accommodation for older people across the county and to the delivery of housing information, advice and guidance for older people.

The Framework was developed in partnership with social services, housing associations, care providers, planners, private developers, Retirement Housing Group and Kent Supporting People.

The Framework was formally launched by the Right Reverend James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester, on 10th August 2012. Commenting on the Framework the Bishop said “Housing for older people is growing more and more important as our people are living longer. It is so good to see local authorities, developers and housing organisations across Kent and Medway cooperating in order to help address this issue which is so important for the future of our society”.

Attached Documents

Document TitleSize
Better Homes: Housing for the Third Age1MB
Activmob Better Homes Insight Report August 20111MB
Older Persons Working Paper 1 - Accommodation Trends707Kb
Older Persons Working Paper 2 - Review of Housing Need333Kb
Older Persons Working Paper 3 - Projecting Future Housing Need240Kb
Older Persons Working Paper 4 - Survey of Planning Practitioners303Kb
Older Persons Working Paper 5 - Consultation with Developers260Kb