(2013) A better life: valuing our later years

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Imogen Blood for Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This book rounds-up Joseph Rowntree Foundation's 'A Better Life' programme of work. JRF commissioned over 30 research outputs in all, including qualitative research into small-scale mutual support schemes, care homes and specialist housing with care schemes; and quantitative studies looking at demographic trends, housing market options and the affordability of retirement housing. The programme also included thoughts from diverse groups: ranging from lesbian, gay and bisexual older people to those trying communal approaches to ageing. The book draws out and reflects on the key messages from the body of work and points to seven challenges that must be overcome for older people to enjoy a good quality of life now and in the future.

First published 2013 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation ISBN: 9781859359860 (pdf)



Joseph Rowntree Foundation, ageing, housing, community