Event start date: 21.03.2019
Event end date: 21.03.2019


Further thoughts on creating a healthy built environment for older people

Free seminar starting at 1pm with a free networking lunch on 21st March 2019.
Time: 13:00-16:00
Venue: St Peters House, Oxford Road, Manchester. 

Healthy ageing is a headline policy ambition, but are we creating built environments that will help to achieve that objective? This event will focus on the physical aspects of designing to support an ageing population, building on presentations given at the MICRA event in April 2018.

An accessible, comfortable and energy efficient home is of particular benefit to older people.Sue Adams will talk about the elements of domestic dwellings that can enable healthier ageing, noting the impacts of specific housing features on health, considering current evidence (national and international), gaps in knowledge and areas where further research is needed, plus a reflection on inequalities and drivers for change.

To support healthy ageing and encourage the continued involvement of older people in community life we must design physical environments in ways that enable them to move around both inside and outside their homes with confidence. Joan Rutherford will outline some of the current thinking around the inclusive design of homes and outside spaces. BS: 8300 has been described as the ‘bible’ for designing an accessible environment. Rob Turpinwill focus on Government policy, legislation and the role of professional codes of practice in ensuring inclusive designs. He will build on research that BSI has undertaken to develop guidelines for ‘conditions of the mind’ including dementia, autism and learning difficulties, and outline other developing themes relating to our ageing society.

Registration in advance is required:

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