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Our population is ageing, and more people are requiring housing that meets their age-related needs. By 2050, one in four of us will be over 65.

With more people living with dementia, frailty or complex health needs, and fewer 'two parent, one worker' families able to support ageing parents, our supply of age-friendly housing is under pressure.

It's clear that we need to identify and provide more choices to live independently, particularly in our more deprived communities. That will involve closer co-working between health, care and housing teams, trying out new home-based technologies like 'the virtual house'.

A stronger evidence base can help to support short, medium and long-term investment, with a better understanding of our workforce, housing development and behaviour change needs.

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