Mayhew Review final report

Future-proofing retirement living: easing the housing and care crises

The Government must build 50,000 new homes for older people each year to tackle the UK’s housing and social care crisis – one in four of all new homes - a new report has urged.

Leading academic on ageing societies, Professor Les Mayhew, says that with the number of over-65s set to race past 17 million by 2040, the Government should initiate an accelerated programme of constructing older people’s housing with up to 50,000 new units a year, on top of the meagre 7,000 currently built annually.