Even more HAPPI

Richard Best and Jeremy Porteus Housing LIN.
Dept of Communities and Local Government/Dept of Health/Homes and Communities Agency
All party parliamentary group on housing and care for older people.older bme

HAPPI 3 Housing our aging population: Positive ideas

Publication date: 2016
Ranking: useful

This third report looks beyond design factors and the physical features of “age-exclusive” housing, to the more subtle and often hidden reasons why older people may, or may not, want to “right-size”.

It takes forward some positive ideas for ways in which government policy as well as action by house builders can ease older people’s concerns and enhance the offer to potential “right-sizers”.

Amongst the recommendations are calls for greater government support for care and support initiatives as well as support for Housing Associations provision for older tenants.

Read the previous reports in the series here:


The first report in 2009 by the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation contains case studies with details of design features and provide some information about how the schemes are integrated with the wider community.

HAPPI 2 Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation
In 2012, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People held an inquiry to consider progress towards the adoption of the recommendations and the design criteria set out in HAPPI. Their report discovered what more could be done to scale up the provision of new forms of housing to accommodate the demand of an ageing UK population.

Download a copy of HAPPI 3 here at the Housing LIN website

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Housing LIN
3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment

Telephone: 020 7820 8077
Email: info@housinglin.org.uk

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