The independent report, commissioned by the retirement community trade body ARCO and backed by architects, looks at housing for older people.

Mark Rowe, Penoyre & Prasad Principal, said the report “highlighted a shift towards a more collective way of living – integrating purpose-built accommodation with access to healthcare and facilities that can help maintain independence.

By integrating healthcare services and good design into purpose-built later living accommodation, hospital admissions, A&E visits and transfers can be reduced. However, it is vital that healthcare facilities in our towns and cities are designed and built in a way which properly integrate into and enhance communities.”

Joey Gardiner | Building Design | 4th June 2020