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Why housing matters for the future of an ageing population

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Seven facts that explain why housing will be critical for the ageing UK population.

Infographic shows that housing costs the NHS £1.4 to 2.5 billion, an amount comparable to the costs for physical inactivity; overweight and obesity; smoking; and alcohol intake.
Poor quality housing in the UK costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion per year through negative effects on health.

Housing will be a critical part of the government’s future response to ageing. The Foresight future of an ageing population project analysed the main challenges that result from the UK population becoming older.

Find out about the 7 facts on the Foresight projects blog.

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