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EVOLVE: a tool for evaluating the design of older people's housing

Alan Lewis (School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK)
Judith Torrington (School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK)
Sarah Barnes (School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK)
Robin Darton (PSSRU, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK)
Jacquetta Holder (PSSRU, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK)
Kevin McKee (School of Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, and Dalarna Research Institute, Sweden)
Ann Netten (PSSRU, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK)
Alison Orrell (Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, UK)

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Article publication date: 1 December 2010

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Abstract

EVOLVE is a tool for evaluating the design of housing for older people. It is used to assess how well a building contributes to the physical support and personal well‐being of older people. Developed from research into extra care housing, it can be used for a variety of building types, including sheltered housing and individual private houses. The tool can be used by architects, housing providers, commissioners, researchers and individual tenants or home owners. EVOLVE can be used as a briefing document or an aid to design. It can provide a rational basis to the selection of proposals in a competitive procurement process. The EVOLVE tool can also be used to evaluate existing housing stock, including schemes where remodelling is under consideration.

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Lewis, A., Torrington, J., Barnes, S., Darton, R., Holder, J., McKee, K., Netten, A. and Orrell, A. (2010), "EVOLVE: a tool for evaluating the design of older people's housing", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 36-41. https://doi.org/10.5042/hcs.2010.0709

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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