Housing Options for Our Ageing Population – Policy Statement
Ireland’s population is living longer than ever before and our older population is consistently growing in size. As the numbers of older people in our society increases, more of us can expect to see and enjoy our older years. It is a clear testament to the social and economic progress we have made as a State over the past few decades. This is something that as a nation we can celebrate and be justifiably proud of. However, we also need to be aware of the challenges it will bring us over the coming years in almost every aspect of public policy. Housing and health care will be no exceptions. We need to plan ahead to meet the accommodation needs of an ageing Ireland. This policy statement is an important step in that process.