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This report captures some of the findings from the 3 year research and co-design process with residents from our ‘Citywide’ group in Sheffield, which represents a new approach to age-friendly general-needs housing. Building upon the work of the HAPPI commission, this research has developed a working definition for downsizer homes and proposes a series of co-designed typologies that respond to third-agers’ aspirations.

The research has demonstrated strong demand for better quality and more accessible ‘downsizer homes’, where people can continue to access neighbourhood amenities and participate in mixed-age community life.

Download a copy of the full report from Housing LIN here (pdf, 10MB).