New dynamics of ageing research programme - Seeking a new, interdisciplinary methodology to quantify the benefits of housing interventions for older people
- Funder: Economic and Social Research Council
- Lead applicant: Frances Heywood
- Co-researchers: Dr Terry Allen (University of Bradford), Professor Philip Moore (De Montfort University), Christina Longden (Foundations - National Co-ordinations Body for Home Improvement Agencies in England)
- Dates: November 2006-October 2007
- Research centre: Urban Studies
Demographic changes mean that housing services and technology enabling older people to live well at home could be of considerable importance. But quantified evidence of the economic and social worth of these housing interventions is scarce, and evidence is not well accepted across disciplines. This network has been set up to bring in academics from a wide range of disciplines. Its purpose is to develop a robust, integrated methodology to measure the cost-benefits and quality of life outcomes of housing interventions for older people. At the end of the initial year, a proposal will be submitted for research that will implement the methodology and produce some high quality research findings.