The Scottish Parliament's think-tank

Scotland 2030: Housing and Ageing

Wednesday 23 January 2019, at the Scottish Parliament

How can housing meet the needs of older people in the future?

In conjunction with the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Groups on Housing and on Older People, Age and Ageing, Scotland’s Futures Forum hosted a debate on the future for housing with an ageing population. 

Showcasing research produced by experts at the University of Stirling and Heriot-Watt University, the debate looked forward to 2030, our aspirations for housing in the future, and what we have to do now to achieve them.

The research project “Housing and Ageing: Linking strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030“, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, used a “serious game” to engage stakeholders in a discussion about the pressures and opportunities in providing housing for Scotland’s growing population.

Dr Vikki McCall outlined both the innovative approach to the research and the thought-provoking recommendations arising from it.

Click here for Dr McCall’s slides: 2019-01-23_VikkiMcCall_Presentation_Housing&Ageing.

Click play below for an audio recording of Dr McCall’s presentation.

The project team also included members from:

  • University of Dundee
  • Age Scotland
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Housing LIN
  • DWELL Project

The project was also supported by the Social Policy Association.

Parliamentary debate, 29 January 2019

A week after this event, Graham Simpson MSP led a parliamentary debate on Housing and Ageing.

Watch the debate below and read the transcript online: