What’s it like to live in ‘non-decent’ housing?

Despite preparing for the future, many people in later life struggle to keep up with home repairs and maintenance. This leaves over two million over-55s living in homes that endanger their health, safety and wellbeing.

As part of a new report by the Centre for Ageing Better (CfAB), we were commissioned to carry out four ethnographic case studies, exploring the experiences of people over 55 who had been living in ‘non-decent’ homes. The aim of the report and resulting video case studies, is to provide an overview of housing conditions in England, particularly in the context of population ageing, to inform the policy and practice that relates to ageing well at home. You can read the full report with accompanying data reference, here.