Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age

This briefing paper published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) seeks to connect the body of knowledge around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people to those making decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people, in particular, those living in specialised accommodation.

Download Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age

Drawing on a wide ranging review of the evidence base, the briefing paper examines the functional and psychosocial impact of car ownership in later life, especially in relation to sustaining independence and wellbeing for as long as possible, including those living in specialist retirement housing.

The briefing paper also explores the declining access to planning local public transport, in particular, outside urban areas, and challenges assumptions on the long term environmental impact against the benefits of older people being able to access health, social care and other public services.

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