ARCO's Manifesto for Older People's Housing: An IRC in Every Town

An IRC in Every Town

A shortage of Integrated Retirement Communities (IRCs) and lack of support for the sector is resulting in thousands of people in late old age experiencing unnecessary ill-health, loneliness and loss of independence, as well as expensive long-term care fees.

The UK now lags far behind comparable countries in the provision of IRCs.

This policy manifesto from ARCO argues that every older person should have the option of living in an IRC, wherever they live and whatever their resources – and sets out what policymakers need to do to achieve this.