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Retirement Living Survey 2021 – sharing our findings

Perceptions of retirement living

In 2021 we carried out the CW Retirement Living Survey 2021 of more than 300 private individuals to gauge perceptions and attitudes of consumers to retirement living.

We carried out our survey after seeing an uptick in demand for residential developments designed for retirees and older clientele, both in the market and with incoming work to the firm. We act for a number of major later living developers, including Retirement Villages, Blue Cedar Homes and LifeStory Group as well as advising a range of later living care providers across the UK.

For the sake of our clients, we were keen to broaden our insight in relation to this market and to share this with our contacts, clients, and others with an interest in this growth sector. We are pleased to say that we gathered some interesting results about demographics, perceptions in the wake of the pandemic and what is important to people when considering retirement living.

The survey certainly makes for useful reading for anyone with an interest in the sector. As you read through the results in the rest of this page, you will see several interesting findings.

It has been predicted by Age UK that by 2030, one in five of the UK population will be over 65. This raises a number of questions about the aging population in the UK. We hope the Retirement Living Survey 2021 can help give answers for some of these and will open up conversations on others.

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To learn more about how our later living team can support your later living project, please contact one of our lawyers directly, call us on 0800 652 8205 or get in touch online.

Quotes from our respondents

I feel as if the residents have become closer and are helping each other out when needed.

Survey Respondent

A Retirement Development should allow residents to feel safe, looked after and comfortable.

Survey Respondent

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