Establishing an evidence base for adapting social housing for an ageing population

Frank Alexander Boyle, Craig Thomson

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    39 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Prolonged life expectancy coupled with the retirement of the “post war baby boomers” has resulted in an exponential rise in the 50+ population, peaking in the UK in 2035. Recognising that longevity is often not accompanied by health, mobility or quality of life; the ‘Shifting the Balance of Care' agenda promotes an integrated care model based around the resident's home. The research explores the adaptability of the existing social housing stock and how it relates to the requirements and preferences of the ageing population. This research focuses at the local authority level, with the lead author embedded within North Ayrshire Council to establish the evidence base for their Housing Strategy for Older People. Following a constructivist grounded theory approach, key themes emerge through consultation with a working group, wider stakeholder groups and an iterative review of policy and literature. These themes were explored through an evidence base of available health and housing datasets, and a questionnaire survey of 1,500+ people aged 50+ exploring housing preferences and needs for older people; six focus groups split between residents and social housing providers and stakeholder interviews.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-159
    Number of pages23
    JournalJournal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    Early online date15 Aug 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Fingerprint

    Social housing
    Residents
    Aging population
    Stakeholders
    Health
    Older people
    Integrated
    Baby boomers
    Life expectancy
    Focus groups
    Quality of life
    Questionnaire survey
    Agenda
    Grounded theory
    Local authorities
    Retirement
    Adaptability

    Keywords

    • ageing population, social housing, shifting balance of care, adaptation

    Cite this

    @article{8ba455074e9c4215aeeb0660def8acc0,
    title = "Establishing an evidence base for adapting social housing for an ageing population",
    abstract = "Prolonged life expectancy coupled with the retirement of the “post war baby boomers” has resulted in an exponential rise in the 50+ population, peaking in the UK in 2035. Recognising that longevity is often not accompanied by health, mobility or quality of life; the ‘Shifting the Balance of Care' agenda promotes an integrated care model based around the resident's home. The research explores the adaptability of the existing social housing stock and how it relates to the requirements and preferences of the ageing population. This research focuses at the local authority level, with the lead author embedded within North Ayrshire Council to establish the evidence base for their Housing Strategy for Older People. Following a constructivist grounded theory approach, key themes emerge through consultation with a working group, wider stakeholder groups and an iterative review of policy and literature. These themes were explored through an evidence base of available health and housing datasets, and a questionnaire survey of 1,500+ people aged 50+ exploring housing preferences and needs for older people; six focus groups split between residents and social housing providers and stakeholder interviews.",
    keywords = "ageing population, social housing, shifting balance of care, adaptation",
    author = "Boyle, {Frank Alexander} and Craig Thomson",
    note = "Accepted: 15-1-16 Online pub: 15-8-16 (source: RSS feed) AAM (?) uploaded 18-2-16; query to author re version (12m embargo) Acceptance from VoR",
    year = "2016",
    doi = "10.1108/JFMPC-06-2015-0021",
    language = "English",
    volume = "21",
    pages = "137--159",
    journal = "Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction",
    issn = "1366-4387",
    publisher = "Emerald Publishing Limited",
    number = "2",

    }

    Establishing an evidence base for adapting social housing for an ageing population. / Boyle, Frank Alexander; Thomson, Craig.

    In: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2016, p. 137-159.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Establishing an evidence base for adapting social housing for an ageing population

    AU - Boyle, Frank Alexander

    AU - Thomson, Craig

    N1 - Accepted: 15-1-16 Online pub: 15-8-16 (source: RSS feed) AAM (?) uploaded 18-2-16; query to author re version (12m embargo) Acceptance from VoR

    PY - 2016

    Y1 - 2016

    N2 - Prolonged life expectancy coupled with the retirement of the “post war baby boomers” has resulted in an exponential rise in the 50+ population, peaking in the UK in 2035. Recognising that longevity is often not accompanied by health, mobility or quality of life; the ‘Shifting the Balance of Care' agenda promotes an integrated care model based around the resident's home. The research explores the adaptability of the existing social housing stock and how it relates to the requirements and preferences of the ageing population. This research focuses at the local authority level, with the lead author embedded within North Ayrshire Council to establish the evidence base for their Housing Strategy for Older People. Following a constructivist grounded theory approach, key themes emerge through consultation with a working group, wider stakeholder groups and an iterative review of policy and literature. These themes were explored through an evidence base of available health and housing datasets, and a questionnaire survey of 1,500+ people aged 50+ exploring housing preferences and needs for older people; six focus groups split between residents and social housing providers and stakeholder interviews.

    AB - Prolonged life expectancy coupled with the retirement of the “post war baby boomers” has resulted in an exponential rise in the 50+ population, peaking in the UK in 2035. Recognising that longevity is often not accompanied by health, mobility or quality of life; the ‘Shifting the Balance of Care' agenda promotes an integrated care model based around the resident's home. The research explores the adaptability of the existing social housing stock and how it relates to the requirements and preferences of the ageing population. This research focuses at the local authority level, with the lead author embedded within North Ayrshire Council to establish the evidence base for their Housing Strategy for Older People. Following a constructivist grounded theory approach, key themes emerge through consultation with a working group, wider stakeholder groups and an iterative review of policy and literature. These themes were explored through an evidence base of available health and housing datasets, and a questionnaire survey of 1,500+ people aged 50+ exploring housing preferences and needs for older people; six focus groups split between residents and social housing providers and stakeholder interviews.

    KW - ageing population, social housing, shifting balance of care, adaptation

    U2 - 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2015-0021

    DO - 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2015-0021

    M3 - Article

    VL - 21

    SP - 137

    EP - 159

    JO - Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction

    JF - Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction

    SN - 1366-4387

    IS - 2

    ER -