Good Homes for Good Lives.

Ageing in Place

The Tools to make it happen

Welcome to the Good Homes research programme.

We all want a positive experience of ageing, to be valued and to live in the places we feel connected to. The Good Homes research focuses on helping older people keep up with repairs and maintenance so they can stay in their own homes and communities for longer.

Our research found that older people often put off repairs because they feel it’s too hard and would cost too much.  But there is a greater cost – their health suffers if the house is cold, uncomfortable or unsafe.

We’ve transformed our findings into practical action: three checklist Tools that help people identify what work needs to be done and who is the best person to do it.

These Tools are now available to be downloaded free of charge. The Good Homes programme has been funded by the Public Good Science Fund.

The Good Homes Tools are aimed at older people but can be used by anyone. If we get the warmth, safety and mobility around the home right for older people, it will be right for all people.” – Bev James, Public Policy and Research

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