Housing in later life: Meeting the future needs of Greater Cambridge

Project Director: Dr Stephen Green
Project Duration: April 2017 - September 2017

About the Project

South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City has a growing number of older residents. Responding to this, the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) has been commissioned to research the housing, care and support needs of people in later life. The research will identify the housing and other services currently provided locally, and estimate what will be needed in the future. We will speak to providers of housing, care and support services, and other stakeholders, to gather their views. Residents will also be consulted about their preferences, options and plans for later life. This will help to develop local policies about where new housing and care facilities are located, and the type of accommodation and services they will include.

The project team also includes Prof. David Robinson and Prof. Malcolm Tait (University of Sheffield).

How residents can participate in the research:

We are arranging several meetings with residents in different parts of Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire. These meetings will take place in late June and throughout July 2017. With approximately 10-15 other residents we will discuss with you your current housing, plans and preferences for future housing as you get older, and the types of help and support you may need. The meetings will be conducted informally, as group discussions, and held at convenient locations. They will last for about one hour. 

If you are interested in taking part, we would welcome your views. If there are subjects you are uncomfortable discussing, we will not ask you to talk about these. Everything you say will be confidential - your name will not be used, nor will we pass your details to anyone else. We will ask your permission to record the meetings, so we can accurately use your quotes when writing up the research. If after the meeting you do not want your contributions to be used in the study, then we will withdraw this information if you let us know within two weeks of the meeting. You will not be named in anything we produce. For more information, or to register your interest in joining one of the meetings, please contact.

Tom Archer
Tel: 0114 225 2920

Project team

Research Associate
Research Associate, BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), PhD
Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MSc


South Cambridgeshire District Council
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