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.”
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