15 Apr Older Londoners and the London Plan: Looking to 2050

Older Londoners are the fastest growing population group in London. By 2041 there will be more than 1.65m people aged 65 and over living in the capital – 16% of the total population of London.

Three Dragons, Celandine Strategic Housing & Mead Solutions were commissioned by Greater London Authority (GLA) to provide a ‘think piece’ on older persons’ issues in relation to spatial planning in London, the results of which could feed into the full review of the London Plan for the period up to 2050. The report has now been published.

Recognising the contribution older people make to London, both economically and socially, the report makes a number of recommendations about how housing, transport and the built environment can facilitate older people to live and work in the capital. It considers the role that the GLA can play around issues such as equity release; adaptations; pensions; access to housing and it also makes recommendations about the need to support carers in London.

Annexed to the report are a number of case studies looking at some of the issues older Londoners may face and how these issues could be ameliorated in the future if the recommendations made in the report are enacted. You are very welcome to download the case studies for training and discussion and we would be pleased to receive your comments. The case studies can be separately downloaded here.

Three Dragons worked with Celandine Strategic Housing and Mead Solutions to undertake this study and the report can be accessed here. Please post a comment below or send your comments on the case studies to kathleen.dunmore@three-dragons.co.uk.

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