Scholar

The Role of Evidence-based Design in Shaping Future Housing with Care

By: Suyee Jung  

‘Housing with care’ has developed as an alternative to being in ‘my own home’, and is very different from a care home. This form of care offers a living setting with care provision wherein older people reside when moving away from mainstream housing. Having a sense of independence is important to older residents’ who have moved from their own home to a new residential environment. In terms of establishing a sense of place attachment and place identity, it is crucial for their sense of wellbeing. Having a sense of independence is important to older residents’ who have moved from their own home to a new residential environment. In terms of establishing a sense of place attachment and place identity, it is crucial for their sense of wellbeing. Evidence-based design (EBD) is a recent design strategy which has focused on healthcare facilities and it integrates all available evidence, design expertise, practitioners, and decisions makers to achieve the design objectives. As there is no consensus available to support the design of housing with care and no systematic tool exists to assess the principles of the scheme. Herein, we propose assessing designs via abstract principles based on EBD processes.

Housing with care, Evidence-based design, Independence
Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Poster Session



Suyee Jung

Architecture, University of Sheffield


I am a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. My research area is older people's living environment promoting health.