Residential housing with flexible care provisions (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation, according to a new report from the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK). The report found that village living can promote greater independence and provide greater choice in planning for later life than would otherwise be available. The researchers claim that the communal environment has the potential to reduce social isolation, particularly for residents who move from more rural or remote homes. The average person in a retirement village experiences half the amount of loneliness (12.17%) than those in the community (22.83%). Nearly two thirds of respondents living in retirement villages (64.2%) could be classified as not at all lonely, and over four out of five (81.7%) said they hardly ever or never felt isolated. Over half (54.7%) often felt in tune with those around them, and nearly four in five (79.