Putting Inclusive Design into Practice

Housing LIN Viewpoint no 14 is a case study detailing how Pennine Housing 2000 ensured that the interior design of a new extra care scheme was functional but without compromising style or increasing cost. They set out to avoid features that appeared institutional or clinical by sourcing fittings and materials that anyone would be happy to have in their home. The learning points are equally relevant to adapting general housing stock to enable older people and people with disabilities to stay independent.