June 2013 - Page 3 of 3 - NewStart

Do we still want separatist housing for older people?

It’s not as if older people are some different form of humanity that requires them to be herded together and be ‘done to’. Neither is it as if we can expect increasing levels of dependency for what has been sometimes (totally inappropriately) termed a ‘tsunami’ of older people. It’s too bad, therefore, that through the process of enforced retirement and through the maintaining of housing, health and social care service approaches that often foster dependency, that the increasing needs have (at least in part) resulted.

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