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Read more at: Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

Ageing well - meeting the needs of the next generation of older adults

An Evidence Review authored by Gemma Burgess, Hannah Holmes and Phoebe Stirling has been published by Research in Practice. Ageing well: Housing options and alternative models of living for later life is a think-piece on housing options and alternative modes of living for later life. It provides an...


Read more at: A review of Ageing in Place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia- Pacific

A review of Ageing in Place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia- Pacific

Hannah Holmes review of ‘Ageing in place: design, planning and policy response in the Western Asia-Pacific’, Edited by Bruce Judd, Kenichi Tanoue, and Edgar Liu, has been published by the International Journal of Housing Policy. The book highlights the importance of creating a suitable physical...


Read more at: The housing market and the wider economy

The housing market and the wider economy

Our collaborative research programme for Places for People will take an in depth look at the housing market and the complexity of its relationship with society and the wider economy. The reports published for this project can be accessed through the menu on the left.


Read more at: How can smart technologies meet the demand of an ageing population?

How can smart technologies meet the demand of an ageing population?

The increase in the proportion of older people has been described as “one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century” (United Nations, 2015), with huge implications for government health and social care budgets. Our research for the Dunhill Medical Trust, which...


Read more at: Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

Many vulnerable older people face related challenges around poor housing, poverty, loneliness and lack of support, which co-living housing models have the potential to address. The Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society funded CCHPR to conduct research in order to understand the...


Read more at: Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house...


Read more at: Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

Multi generational living: potential opportunities for the house building sector?

This research for the NHBC Foundation analysed the scale and nature of multi generational living in England and explored the opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.


Read more at: Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic

Evaluation of support services in Kingston Royal Eye Clinic

The Thomas Pocklington Trust undertook a pilot scheme to provide support to people attending the Royal Eye Clinic at Kingston hospital. The main purpose of this evaluation was to enable lessons to be learned from the pilot, to ensure that others can benefit from its experiences.


Read more at: Managing Money Better: Evaluation

Managing Money Better: Evaluation

The Managing Money Better (MMB) project has been evaluated in order to analyse the outcomes for vulnerable older people using the service. The project aimed to reach more vulnerable older people, particularly by providing money advice as a key element of housing and care options advice and support.


Read more at: Supported housing and housing for older people

Supported housing and housing for older people

The evaluation of the changes relating to Sheltered and Supported Housing will take place from September 2005 to the end of January 2006. The first stage will be a quantitative analysis clarifying whether the changes are as expected and therefore whether what has been asked for is what has been...


Read more at: Housing association rents and service charges for supported housing and housing for older people

Housing association rents and service charges for supported housing and housing for older people

Average housing association rents and service charges for the combined categories, supported housing and housing for older people, by local authority area were collected by the Housing Corporation for the first time in 2005. This project looked in detail at these figures.


Read more at: Cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations

Cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations

This project involved conducting a cost benefit analysis of lighting adaptations for the Thomas Pocklington Trust, a charity providing housing, care and support for people with sight loss in the UK. The output compares the costs of lighting adaptations to estimates of the costs of falls by elderly...


Read more at: The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

The role of the planning system in delivering housing choice for older Londoners

This project looked into the housing needs of older people in London for the Greater London Authority. It was commissioned as a ‘think piece’, looking specifically at the role of the planning system in helping to ensure that older Londoners have a genuine choice of homes that they can afford and...


Read more at: Dementia and sight loss: Developing social care practice in different housing settings

Dementia and sight loss: Developing social care practice in different housing settings

This project, funded by the National Institute for Health Research sought to develop best practice in social care and support for people with dementia and sight loss in a range of housing settings. The research was led by York University and CCHPR led the element of the study on the costs of care...


Read more at: Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

Evaluation of new lighting intervention schemes being undertaken by benevolent trusts

The 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.


Read more at: Evaluation of Stourbridge lighting intervention

Evaluation of Stourbridge lighting intervention

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.


Read more at: Early support for sight loss in Essex: Evaluation

Early support for sight loss in Essex: Evaluation

The Pocklington Trust commissioned CCHPR to evaluate the Visionary Development Fund’s project: Early Support in Essex. This project aimed to improve referral to services for elderly people with sight loss in Essex.


Read more at: Housing wealth and wellbeing: understanding who uses housing equity release products and the impact they have on older people’s lives - scoping study

Housing wealth and wellbeing: understanding who uses housing equity release products and the impact they have on older people’s lives - scoping study

The UK has an ageing population, placing pressure on housing, health and social care services. Most older people own their homes outright and prefer to remain in the same home as they age, which often requires financial investment, e.g. to pay for home adaptations and care. One way to meet these...


Read more at: Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

Value for money assessment of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency's housing options service

CCHPR was commissioned to undertake a simple value for money assessment of Linconshire's Home Improvement Agency's Housing Options advice service, to use in informing future funding for the service. Funding for the service has been provided by Lincolnshire County Council and FirstStop. CCHPR is...


Read more at: Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

Analysing the experience of vulnerable groups with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire

The first phase of the research identified several gaps in knowledge about particular groups within the D/deaf community and also identified gaps in services in Cambridgeshire. The second phase of the research therefore concentrated on these three issues: (1) Rural isolation amongst people with...


Read more at: Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative

Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research evaluated the FirstStop service information and advice service for older people for six years between 2009 and 2015.


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