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Lifetime neighbourhoods: practice examples

Recognising the importance of neighbourhood as a determinant of well-being in later life and its crucial role in supporting older people&rsquo…

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Recognising the importance of neighbourhood as a determinant of well-being in later life and its crucial role in supporting older people’s independence, the Department for Communities and Local Government commissioned the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York to explore and develop the idea of a ‘lifetime neighbourhood’, and search out and present examples of how the idea has been taken forward in different parts of the country.

This summary describes the key elements that make up a lifetime neighbourhood, and sets out how individual residents, communities, local government, practitioners, councillors, the voluntary sector and the private sector can become involved and contribute to the development of lifetime neighbourhoods.