An Age Friendly City – how far has London come?

14th April 2015, University College London

Professors Anthea Tinker and Jay Ginn

London has become more adapted to an ageing population in the last seven years, but there is still some way to go before the city can be called ‘age friendly’ according to a recent King’s College London report. The report is a follow-up to a study carried out for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2006: What makes a city agefriendly?
London’s contribution to the WHO Age Friendly Cities Project. This recent report carried out by Professors Anthea Tinker and Jay Ginn stressed the persistent shortage of affordable homes for older Londoners as well as the poor quality of much housing and indicates that more diverse housing choices are necessary. Read the report here.