Carterwood Index: Q3 2021 release (older people’s housing)

Following on from our recent Carterwood Index: Q3 2021 release for elderly care homes, we invite you to share our quarterly snapshot of the older people’s housing market as we track essential market statistics for Great Britain.

Here, we explore the size of the older people’s housing market, analyse the asset type, and share the development pace and planning activity for Q1/Q2 2021.

Market size

Asset type

Development and openings



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All figures are GB, unless otherwise stated. Updated July 2021. “With care” includes all C2 extra care and enhanced sheltered schemes. “Without care” includes all C3 sheltered housing and age exclusive schemes. Total units, not private units, are used for all metrics. No of schemes/units opened in 2021 refers to all schemes/units with a built year of 2021.

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