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Meeting the needs of an ageing population is one of the key issues 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, leading to 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. The previous research carried out for the Thomas Pocklington Trust by CCHPR highlighted the lack of evidence on outcomes of lighting interventions for partially sighted people. 

A few years previously, the Thomas Pocklington Trust had installed lighting adaptations in one care home and four sheltered housing schemes (one of which has since closed). This short project investigated the impact of these schemes, both qualitatively and in terms of their impacts on falls.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust

Project Start Date

11th July 2012