Promoting independence: an evaluation of Camborne Public Rooms, Cornwall

This Housing LIN Case Study No 88 looks at Camborne Public Rooms, Coastline Housing's scheme of town centre affordable rented flats for over 50's or those in receipt of higher level Disability Living Allowance to promote and maintain independent living.

Interviews with residents clearly demonstrate improvements to their quality of life, and that design can promote the development of a sense of mutuality and community. Listed in this year's Top 50 Affordable Housing Developments in the UK, the case study considers whether this model could be replicated elsewhere as part of a range of provision.