Harvey Tournant blogs about the need for more care villages in the UK and the challenges they face in gaining planning approval. Harvey is a Senior Account Executive at specialist Built Environment communications agency Snapdragon at PLMR. He is experienced in community engagement and has supported care homes providers in gaining planning approval at local level.
As both the social care crisis and the loneliness crisis rise up the agenda, the UK urgently needs to look at broader options for our senior citizens. An obvious and logical ‘third way’ between a care home and remaining at the family home, is the retirement village – a concept popular in the US but struggling to gain traction in the UK.