Living environments

Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme Handbook

5th February 2015, Age Friendly Alliances

With many Programme areas at ‘early engagement’ phase in adopting the Age Friendly Programme, sharing of practice and learnings will be of considerable importance. A new Age Friendly Programme Handbook has been written primarily to provide very practical guidance and to take the Age Friendly Alliances through the key stages involved in setting up and running an Age Friendly Programme.

Click here to view the Handbook

Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland from a Universal Design Approach

5th February 2015, National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

New research published by the National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) recommends that by following the principles of universal design - combined with a collaborative approach to design - it is possible for people living with dementia, their families and carers, to live longer and happier lives in their own homes. Full report available at:- 

A Shock to the System: Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society

3rd February 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

This report from International Longevity Centre UK reveals that the current housing stock is putting vulnerable people at risk, and is not fit to allow people to age safely in their own homes, with those living in low-income households or in rural areas most affected. The report reveals serious concerns about the electrical safety of older people. More than 350,000 people are seriously injured by electricity every year and older adults are more likely to be affected - a person over 60 is ten times more likely to die in a fire than someone one aged 17 to 24.

Clúid Housing Association: Call for research proposals

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Clúid Housing Association