Low Income homeowners and the Right to Buy Generation

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Speaking on: 'low income homeowners – the ‘Right to Buy’ generation'. Event was event hosted by Age UK, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Housing and Ageing Alliance. The debate on housing in later life and the options available to older people often assumes that property wealth will ultimately provide a solution to the problem of paying for care and support in the future. This seminar aims to bring together policy makers and members of older people’s forums to discuss the issues and consider the implications of housing inequality for existing and future generations of older people. We will also discuss how we can address different aspects of this issue in the current economic climate. The areas covered will be particularly topical in the context of the current debate on intergenerational fairness and the distribution of housing wealth among older people: patterns of housing inequality among older people; issues arising for low income homeowners – the ‘Right to Buy’ generation; gaining access to affordable retirement housing; the financial implications of the shift to private rented accommodation for future generations. Speakers include: Paul Cann (Director of Age UK Oxfordshire); Dr Beverly Searle (Centre for Housing Research – University of St. Andrews); Karen Croucher (Centre for Housing Policy – University of York); Jenny Pannel (Independent researcher); James Lloyd (Director of the Strategic Society Centre)
Period17 Feb 2015
Event typeSeminar
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map


  • housing
  • right to buy
  • Low income