Housing wealth and wellbeing: scoping study

This scoping study aims to to review our existing knowledge base about the use of equity release by older homeowners. It will pull together findings across existing literature, conduct data analysis using different data sets and draw on discussions with key stakeholders to identify what is already known about equity release in later life, what is missing from the current evidence base and the key research questions that need tackling in relation to current and likely future policy directions.

Project details



Gemma Burgess, University of Cambridge

Grant amount and duration:

£21, 650

February - December 2012


Equity release amongst older homeowners: Summary findings

Equity release amongst older homeowners: Full report

Roundtable Discussion 07.11.2012: presentation