Planning for Retirement

A joint ARCO-CCN Report

Currently, just 0.6% of over 65s - 75,000 people - live in a retirement community: developments which allow people to live in their own property, but within a community that has onsite care, a wide range of services and amenities on site.

The report argues that councils and providers should be given the tools by government to incentivise and accelerate these developments as research shows that residents in these developments spend up to 12 days less on average in hospital due to unplanned accidents compared to those in regular housing.

CCN and ARCO argue that these types of community should form part of the conversation on future reform of adult social care after Coronavirus – with the government’s long-awaited green paper set to be published in the aftermath.