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  • 1. Learning Intentions
    • Appreciate that living spaces for the elderly will be different from those of younger people
    • Understand why elderly people are often attracted to rural areas
    • Understand why the retired are sometimes attracted to living spaces abroad
  • 2. Key terms
    • Gentrification – Wealthier people move into the area and carry out house improvements.
    • Social Segregation – Where richer people live in certain areas and less well off families in others.
    • Urbanisation - _______________________
    • Counterurbanisation - __________________
  • 3. The rural idyll
    • The rural idyll is an image people have of rural life in a developed country .
    • They imagine a close community, little crime, little traffic, small pubs and village shops and all near the countryside.
    But how accurate is this picture of the countryside?
  • 4. Increasingly in UK people are choosing to leave cities and move to rural areas and small towns
    • It is estimated that rural areas will increase by 18% in the next twenty years whilst the growth of urban areas will be half this.
  • 5. But there are problems….
    • High demand for houses means that they have become very expensive and beyond the reach of young people.
    • Poverty in UK rural areas rose by 3% in 2007, compared to only 1% in UK urban areas.
    • And ….
  • 6. Explain what the cartoon is saying about village life in the UK
  • 7. The Rural Idyll
  • 8. Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds is a small rural town typifying what many see as the rural idyll
  • 9. The town is surrounded by open undulating countryside
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  • 13. Chipping Campden is a small historic town of character
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  • 18. Would you choose to live there?
  • 19. Watch this clip In pairs discuss why many people dream of living in the countryside
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    • Draw up a mind map (spider diagram) to record the outcome of your discussion
    • What kinds of people do you think are attracted to villages and small towns in the countryside?
    • Why do you think this?
  • 21. Issues with living in rural areas
    • Many homes in rural areas are “second homes” meaning that villages are deserted most of the time.
    • Property prices have risen by 10% over the past 3 years meaning that many local people cant afford to buy a house in their own village.
    • Bus services to the local town only run twice a day
    • Rural poverty has risen by 3% in the past 5 years
    • Rural banks have closed although some mobile banks have been set up.
    • On average there is only one village shop that is now the post office, DVD rental, café, bakery, and just about everything else!
    • Some rural areas can’t receive terrestrial TV.
    • Internet speed is very slow- high speed broadband is only available in the cities
    • There is only one mobile phone network.
    • People are on average 3 miles from their nearest doctor
    • Many church buildings are now redundant due to the lack of congregation and vicars.
    • Many local primary schools are closing down.
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  • 23. Typical questions
    • Why do many people dream of living in rural areas? (4)
    • Why are there very few people in their twenties and early thirties choosing a rural life-style? (2)
  • 24. Homework
    • Read pages 171-172 in your textbook
    • “Living spaces for the retired”
    • Complete the left hand side of the A3 worksheet ensuring sufficient detail and explanation to impress an examiner
    • Then complete the right hand side based on learning from the rest of this lesson
  • 25. A place in the sun Over the past couple of decades increasing numbers of retired people have looked abroad for their ideal living space
  • 26. Almost one million UK pensions are paid abroad
  • 27. What are the attractions of moving to Spain?
    • Warm weather including winter sun – better for those with arthritis and rheumatism
    • Cheaper living costs – and retired people often have less income
    • Modern and efficient health service
    • Excellent transport system that ensures people can get about
    • Increasing property costs in UK
    • Until recently relatively cheap to fly home to visit friends and family
    • Growth of the Internet - ease of keeping in touch
    • Satellite TV - never far from favourite soaps and sporting events!
  • 28. What has made moving to Spain possible?
    • Good health in retirement
    • Longer retirement
    • Increasing income and savings
    • Growth of budget airlines
    • Reduction in average age of retirement
    • Growth of a British community
  • 29. And some choose not to emigrate but still spend long periods of the year abroad Many own a second home abroad
  • 30. But some have recently returned to UK disillusioned & unable to afford to live abroad The 30% increase in the value of € when compared to £ has made mainland Europe very expensive
  • 31. But other reasons include
    • Poor health
    • Language/communication issues (eg in hospital)
    • Homesickness - missing friends and family
    • Rising cost of air travel
  • 32. Typical questions
    • Why do retired couples sometimes choose to emigrate to places like Spain or France? (4)
    • What in recent times has made this more possible? (3)
    • Why do some of these people return home to live back in UK? (2)