Overcoming Barriers to Timely Adoption of Home Adaptations (Centre for Ageing Better / Northumbria University / University of the West of England)

Summary

Research into the lived experience of users home adaptations (and the professionals who work with these users) suggests that people sometimes delay adaptations to their homes due to a perceived “stigma” associated with handrails, ramps etc.

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Homes that help: a personal and professional perspective on home adaptations. London: Centre for Ageing Better, July 2018.

This report is based largely on research conducted by Northumbria University:

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Bailey, C. Hodgson, P. [and] Aitken, D. [et al] (2018). Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience – to understand the role of home adaptations in improving later life. London: Northumbria University [and] Centre for Ageing Better, July 2018.

Earlier publications leading up to the above report(s):

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Room to improve: the role of home adaptations in improving later life. London: Centre for Ageing Better, November 2017.

The main review:

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Powell, J. Mackintosh, S. [and] Bird, E. [et al] (2017). Review: the role of home adaptations in improving later life. London: Bristol Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing; University of the West of England [and] Centre for Ageing Better, November 2017.

Lots of detailed theoretical background material, literature searches / a literature review etc.

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Appendices: the role of home adaptations in improving later life. London: Northumbria University, Bristol Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing; University of the West of England [and] Centre for Ageing Better, November 2017.

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