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Housing in later life

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Croucher, K. et al. (2015) Best practice in social care and support for adults with concurrent sight loss and dementia within different housing settings, Research Findings, NIHR, School for Social Care Research - Research summary (PDF , 164kb)


Evans, S.; Valleley, S.; and Croucher, K.  The role of specialist housing in supporting older people with dementia. in Downs,  M. and Bowers, B. (Eds). 2014.  Excellence in Dementia Care - Research into Practice. 2nd Edition. Open University Press.


Buckner, L., Croucher, K., Fry, G., Jasinska, M. (2013) The Impact of Demographic Change on the Infrastructure for Housing, Health and Social Care in the North of England Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy DOI: 10.1007/s12061-013-9090-y, Netherlands: Springer


Croucher, K. and Bevan, M (2012) 'Promoting supportive relationships in housing with care', York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Promoting supportive relationships report (PDF , 462kb)

Croucher, K. and Lowson, K. (2012) National Evaluation of the Handyperson Programme, London: Department for Communities and Local Government
Downloads:  Report (PDF , 1,396kb)
; Appendices: Appendix (PDF , 358kb) ; Appendix (PDF , 320kb) ; Appendix (PDF , 372kb) Appendix (PDF , 789kb)


Bevan, M. and Croucher, K. (2011) Lifetime Neighbourhoods, London: DCLG. Summary (PDF , 260kb)‌  | ‌  

Jones, A., Bevan, M. and Quilgars, D. (2011) 'Cautiously optimistic? UK households' perceptions of old age, retirement and the role of housing equity'', Teorija in Praksa, vol. 47, issue 5, pp934-1010.

Jones, A., Croucher, K. and Rhodes, D. (2011) Evaluation of Learning Resources for End of Life Care in Extra Care Settings, NHS.Summary (PDF , 122kb)


Bevan, M. (2010) 'Retirement lifestyles in a niche housing market: park-home living in England,', Ageing and Society, vol. 30, issue 2010, pp965-985.

Croucher, K. and Bevan, M. (2010) Telling the Story of Hartfields: A New Retirement Village for the 21st Century, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Report (PDF , 3,138kb)‌ 

Croucher, K. and Rugg, J. (2010) Older People's Experiences of Renting Privately, London: Age Concern. Report (PDF , 2,543kb)


Bevan, M. (2009) 'Planning for an ageing population in rural areas: The place of housing design', Planning Practice and Research, vol. 24, issue 2, pp233-250.

Croucher, K. (2009) End of Life Care in Housing with Care Settings: Update on Policy and Recent Researchn Department of Health. Report (PDF , 179kb)‌ 

Croucher, K., Holmans, A. and Wilcox, S. (2009) An Examination of the Housing Needs and Supply for an Ageing Society, London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Report (PDF , 5,061kb)‌ 


Croucher, K. (2008) Housing Choices and Aspirations of Older People: Research From the New Horizons Programme, London: Communities and Local Government.

Croucher, K., Sanderson, D., Chaplin, S., Wright, D. and Lowson, K. (2008) Review of Sheltered Housing in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government/Communities Scotland.

Evans, S., Vallelley, S. and Croucher, K. (2008) 'The role of specialist housing in supporting people with dementia', in M. Downs and B. Bowers (eds) Excellence in Dementia Care: Research into Practice, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Ford, J. and Rhodes, D. (2008) Report of a Survey of Recent Entrants to Hanover Housing Association: Reasons for Moving and the Nature of the Move, York: Centre for Housing Policy.


Croucher, K., Hicks, L. and Jackson, K. (2006) Housing With Care for Later Life: A Literature Review, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bevan, M. and Croucher, K. (2006) 'Delivering services for older people in rural areas', in P. Lowe and L. Speakman (eds) The Ageing Countryside: The Growing Older Population of Rural England, London: Age Concern.

Bevan, M., Croucher, K., Riseborough, M. and Fletcher, P. (2006) The Housing and Support Needs of Older People in the Countryside, London: The Countryside Agency.

Croucher, K. (2006) Delivering End of Life Care in Housing With Care Settings, Social Care On Line.

Croucher, K. (2006) Making the Case for Retirement Villages, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Croucher, K. and Rhodes, P. (2006) Testing Consumer Views on Paying for Long-Term Care, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


O'Malley, L. and Croucher, K. (2005) 'Housing and dementia care: a scoping review of the literature.', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 13, issue 6, pp570-577.


Arksey, H., Jackson, K., Croucher, K., Weatherly, H., Golder, S., Hare, P., Newbronner, E. and Baldwin, S. (2004) Review of Respite Services and Short Term Breaks for Carers for People With Dementia, London: Department of Health.


Croucher, K., Pleace, N. and Bevan, M. (2003) Living at Hartrigg Oaks: Residents' Views of the UK's First Retirement Community, York: York Publishing Services for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


Heywood, F., Oldman C. and Means R. (2002) Housing and Home in Later Life, Buckingham: Open University Press.


Oldman, C. (2001) Blurring the Boundaries: a Fresh Look at Housing and Care Provision for Older People, Brighton: Pavilion Publishers.


England, J., Oldman, C. and Hearnshaw, S. (2000) A Question of Shared Care? The Role of Relatives in Sheltered Housing, Oxford: Anchor Trust.

Oldman, C. (2000) Developing a Housing and Community Care Strategy for Older People: a Do It Yourself Guide, Oxford: Anchor Trust.

Rugg, J. (2000) Hartrigg Oaks: The Early Development of a Continuing Care Retirement Community 1983-1999, York: Centre for Housing Policy, University of York.


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