Accessible Design

Chestnut Grange, Burton-on-Trent

The design of new homes and the retrofitting of existing homes can enable people to keep independent and stay in the same home. We have brought together a wide range of resources to show how good design can maintain health and wellbeing and help people adapt to changes that may be due to aging or other factors. The resources are split into three sections:

  • Lifetime Homes - resources about the financial, planning and market impact of Lifetime Homes and other related standards and guidance
  • Accessibility and adaptability - relevant papers on accessible and adaptable new and existing accommodation for older and disabled people, including Accessible Housing Registers
  • Case studies examples about accessibility and design standards in practice

 

For information on work undertaken by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to develop and promote Lifetime Homes, see www.jrf.org.uk/search/site/lifetime%20homes (opens new window)