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 & Evaluation Framework
for Age-friendly Cities (pdf)- 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 City Council – A City for All Ages Framework (PDF Download) – 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