Calls for rural housing to be ‘age-proofed’

Central government and local planning authorities must build houses in rural areas specifically designed for older people to help them lead independent lives, MPs and peers have said. An All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People concluded that building ‘relatively high density’ bungalows in rural areas could assist older people moving from…

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Deven Pamben
Deven Pamben has more than 15 years’ experience as a journalist, working on newspapers, trade magazines and online publications. A Criminology graduate, Deven worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary before becoming a journalist. He began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Hertfordshire before moving into trade magazines in permanent roles or as a freelancer. Titles he has reported and edited on include Law Society Gazette, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and Health Club Management. Deven has also written travel features for the Sunday People, and spent two years working in Beijing for the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.