Housing for older people

Older people’s accommodation needs in the future

Meeting the Accommodation Needs of Older People (MANOP) in Central Bedfordshire is a project designed to look at the priorities and preferences of older residents in Central Bedfordshire when is comes to housing. We have a wider vision to deliver a range of accommodation that meets their needs and aspirations.

To fulfil this ambition, we are keen to help build new partnerships across the development, construction and care sectors, making it easier to find creative solutions that are financially viable and sustainable. We want to share our knowledge and experience to actively facilitate and support innovation.

An important step is the publication of our Investment Prospectus 2016-2020 (PDF 2.4MB) , launched at a conference on 15 July 2016. This sets out the development opportunities within mainstream, extra care housing and care home provision across Central Bedfordshire.

In 2017 the Assessment of the Housing Needs of Older People in Central Bedfordshire report was published. This report outlines the forecast increase of older people locally and demonstrates the need for different types of accommodation.

We believe that accommodation for older people is a largely untapped market which presents exciting opportunities. We invite people in the development, construction and care sectors to share in shaping and delivering the future housing options for older people in Central Bedfordshire.