National resources and research

  • Housing LIN – a wealth of resources and research related to older person’s housing policy and practice.

  • International Longevity Centre – an independent think tank addressing policy issues around ageing.

  • HCA – Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) – an influential panel and report (2009) calling for a step-change in the way that housing for older people is commissioned and designed.

  • Design Council / CABE – a range of research and guidelines for the design of better housing and public spaces.

  • Lifetime Homes – guidelines and criteria for the Lifetime Homes standard (site administered by Habinteg).

  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Research and campaigns around themes of poverty, place, and ageing society.

  • Age UK – Research and campaigns around all aspects of ageing.

  • KT-Equal – UK research consortium investigating how to improve quality life for older and disabled people.

  • EVOLVE toolkit – an evaluation tool designed to help assess the design of housing for older people.

  • UK Urban Ageing Consortium Research and Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities - A report drawing together the latest research and providing practical tools to help guide and inform the development of Age-friendly programmes and initiatives.

  • Optimising Care Delivery Models to Support Ageing-In-Place (ODESSA) – Research at the University of Sheffield investigating innovative ways of adapting existing homes for independent living.

Sheffield resources

  • Sheffield City Council – A City for All Ages Framework – a document setting out the city’s ambition to make Sheffield a ‘great place to grow older’.

  • Age Better in Sheffield – BigLottery bid led by South Yorkshire Housing Association for the ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ programme – which funds initiatives to reduce isolation in people over 50.

  • Sheffield City Council – Guide to Independent Living