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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


The Thomas Pocklington Trust commissioned CCHPR to undertake an evaluation of lighting interventions on quality of life and, specifically, on its impact on reduction of falls amongst recipients based on a case study of a scheme in Stourbridge.

Meeting the needs of an ageing population is a key issue affecting both the housing sector and wider social care agenda in the UK. Increasing numbers of older people wish to remain in their home for as long as possible, and this means a growing need for support and adaptations in the home. Sight loss is one difficulty that many older people encounter, and the links between sight loss and other health difficulties, in particular falling in the home, are well-documented. Research previously carried out for the Pocklington Trust highlighted the lack of evidence on outcomes of lighting interventions for partially sighted people. 

Evaluation of lighting interventions in Stourbridge

In the summer of 2011 Pocklington funded lighting adaptations for 12 elderly people with sight loss living in Stourbridge. The evaluation of this scheme involved interviewing the beneficiaries to explore the impacts of the interventions and to inform good practice.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust

Project Start Date

11th July 2012