Name: Older People’s Housing Design Guidance
Identifier: Not Applicable
Issuing Organisation: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Country: United Kingdom
Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Older%20People's%20Housing%20Design%20Guidance%20(low%20res).pdf
Availability: Free to Access
Issue Year: 2015
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Older People, Carers, and Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies
This guide outlines design standards and considerations required to support the needs and aspirations of older people. The guide has been developed for architects, developers and housing providers delivering homes across housing tenures including homes for private sale and a range of affordable housing tenures. By meeting the standards in the guide, new homes for older people in Kensington and Chelsea are expected to achieve excellence in quality and desirability.
The guidance also covers smart homes, telehealth, telecare and assistive technology.
This replaces the design criteria for extra care housing that was approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2011.
However, this document does not cover residential and nursing home design which have different requirements to housing. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea encourages the development of a range of housing options for residents in the borough. The guidance to support the delivery of specialist housing options for older people from retirement housing to extra care housing.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: Not known
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