Designing for Downsizers

Some older people will actively consider moving to a property that is more suitable in meeting their changing circumstances. However there has been a series of recent reports highlighting an experience of frustration as there are limited desirable options available.

This report Designing for Downsizers, published by the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, sets out the key findings relating to the housing and place aspirations of ‘third-agers’ covering built form, accessibility and desirable features of the local area and community.

The DWELL project was conducted over three years and funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) led Lifelong Health and Wellbeing cross council research programme.

More information on the Dwell project including the full report can be accessed here

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