Daylight Spaces

  • Official projections are that the population of Scots aged 65 or older will rise by 53% from 969,000 in 2014 to almost 1.5 million by 2039. A growing number of older people are living with complex conditions such as dementia. People’s expectations for later life are also changing with most aspiring to live independent lives for as long as possible. With this challenge in mind, Trust Housing Association recently commissioned a series of design guides in partnership with North Lanarkshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership.
Official projections are that the population of Scots aged 65 or older will rise by 53% from 969,000 in 2014 to almost 1.5 million by 2039. A growing number of older people are living with complex conditions such as dementia. People’s expectations for later life are also changing with most aspiring to live independent lives for as long as possible. With this challenge in mind, Trust Housing Association recently commissioned a series of design guides in partnership with North Lanarkshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

These guides provide specific guidance on adapting and remodelling existing stock, better use of colour and signage in housing developments for older people and creating attractive internal and outdoor spaces with improved access to daylight.

Daylight Spaces gives guidance on designing external spaces to make them more attractive for people to use and delivering health and well-being benefits at the same time.

In collaboration with INCH architecture and Graphical House.

Category
Housing & Residential, Older People & Dementia, Research & Publication
Client
Trust Housing Association
Status
Launch Nov '16
Design Team
INCH architecture, Graphical House