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Disarming the ‘old-age time bomb’

Words: Simon Wicks

With the UK population ageing rapidly, we could be facing a calamitous housing shortage for the elderly. A one-day conference in September will look at what planners can do to defuse the demographic time bomb.

By 2036, 110,000 people will be over 100 years of age in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. In the same period, the number of people over 80 is expected to double.

“This has dramatic consequences for society,” says Bryan Jezeph, organiser of ‘Planning for an Ageing Population’, a one-day conference in Brighton on September 24.

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