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The aim of this 3 year study is to develop a model of housing and care to bridge the gap between "very special housing" and "residential/nursing" care. In order to achieve this aim, the study will explore how older people make decisions about housing and what consequences these decisions have on their well-being.
The study is unusual because it will involve older people directly in the research, by training them to conduct interviews as well as seeking their advice and opinions about the research process throughout the course of the study. The project is managed jointly by Lancaster University and Counsel and Care, with the assistance of Hanover Housing Association, Methodist Homes and Retirement Security Limited.
A variety of different methods will be used:
The key questions will focus upon the housing preferences of older people, such as:
If you would like to know more about the study or think you may be interested in participating, please contact:
Applied social sciences
Tel. (01524) 594126 (work), (016977) 41726 (home),
16 Bonny Street
020 7482 5824 (work)