You can smell the fascism on this one

Elderly people can end up in oversized or unsafe homes if they retire to the countryside, a think tank report has said.

The Social Market Foundation warned that the older age profiles of some areas were creating growing pressures on services and local economies. 

Scott Corfe, the research director at the cross-party think tank, said there could be “unforeseen consequences” to older people moving from urban areas to the coast or countryside.

“Too many retirees end up in unsuitable, oversized and often unsafe homes, while rising property prices exclude younger families from local housing,” he said. “Local authority areas where the majority of residents are over 65 could struggle to provide their populations with adequate services, and such communities may lack cohesion and intergenerational mixing.”

The insistence upon a propizka system to stop oldies retiring to unsuitable housing will start in 3….2….1…

16 thoughts on “You can smell the fascism on this one”

  1. “there could be “unforeseen consequences” to older people moving from urban areas to the coast or countryside”.
    Whilst there are definitely foreseen consequences to older people living in the crime infested urban jungles that have been created by our betters.

  2. So is the problem me, just moved into a large village outside of the commuter belt, or will it be the six hundred houses they are building on the northern edge of the village that overwhelm the resources? (A process that was happening in Oxfordshire too)

  3. So their home is too big; lets evict them.

    I might as well add that my community where I’ve lolled in the old family home for almost 70 years doesn’t seem to lack cohesion and intergenerational mixing. Not that I think that’s any sort of excuse to kick someone out of their home.

  4. It’s a bit odd to describe this as fascism and then talk about the system of ‘ propizka’. It’s communism plain and simple.

  5. “The Social Market Foundation”: clearly the “social” carries the same implication as in “social justice” or “social housing”.

    Anyway it won’t matter much as the old suffer an accelerated die-off caused by the vaccines. (Unless of course it’s the young and middle-aged that get culled. Presumably we should know quite soon. Or, rather, it will be knowable, which is rather a different thing.)

  6. Who knowingly, of any age, moves to an unsuitable, unsafe, home? Retirees usually down-size to smaller homes, nearer to amenities, so their homes require less cleaning, maintenance, less running costs and within easy walk or drive to shops, doctor, etc.

    What can happen is older people find themselves stuck in over large homes once their children have gone, and cannot afford maintenance and bills and find it hard to sell up.

  7. On average, rural residents in England spend a third more to heat and power their homes than urban households…

    And the rest – if I could get away with spending just one third more than I did at South London Mansions I’d be quids in. You need to be pretty well-heeled to afford the utility bills that come with an old rural property.

  8. When you read “think tank” you stop reading and start checking the smooth operation of the arena gates.

  9. “Too many retirees end up in unsuitable, oversized and often unsafe homes, while rising property prices exclude younger families from local housing,” he said. “Local authority areas where the majority of residents are over 65 could struggle to provide their populations with adequate services, and such communities may lack cohesion and intergenerational mixing.”

    What a load of utter horseshit

    1) people who retire to the Forest of Dean, Devizes or Sherborne are chasing cheap house prices.
    2) None of these places are generally expensive, and this is all about bollocks articles that cherry pick places like Padstow, rather than looking at Wadebridge (the price halves once you get 5 miles from the coast).
    3) If councils are struggling because of costs, give them a bit more funding to do it.
    4) The “cohesion” becomes about them being grey communities. There’s a village near me full of old people. So, the pubs are set up for them. There’s small shops. There’s a shop full of various mobility stuff. Sticking them all together means that the bus service is pretty full.

    I mean, does anyone care about Brighton and Hebden Bridge being full of gays? No. It’s obvious to anyone that clustering has some benefits.

  10. Older people able to retire to a larger, inappropriate house in the country or on the coast have undoubtedly accumulated a considerable amount of savings or assets. They may well have spent their lives deliberately trying to rise and become unequal. In a fair and just society they money would be taken from them, they would be assigned a small appropriate apartment next to the tracks, and perhaps sent to reeducation classes where they would be taught to understand how they have mislead their lives and corrupted their children.

  11. Maybe because once you retire you can’t afford to live in the urban areas and the profit to be made on your house is just too tempting a pension nest egg not to capitalise, plus if your going to have to sell it to pay of care at some point why not do something else with the asset

  12. If people, older or otherwise, choose to move to unsafe property far from services, that is entirely their own problem.

  13. Wasn’t last month that housing minister sinisterly told oldies it was their duty to move to retirement homes? If they don’t Javid will kill them as Hancock was doing

  14. Not just the National Socialist Market Foundation but fucking Gummer weighing in on people’s right to live where they want, the shilling, corrupt bag of shite.

  15. @MC

    Gummer. There’s nothing about the publicly visible parts of the man that’s likeable. The personification of “I’m alright Jack”

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