Independence Matters Research Reports


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Inside you will find

  • An overview of the challenges posed by an ageing society
  • An overview of government policy relating to older adults
  • Statistics and needs relating to mobility
  • Statistics and needs relating to nutrition
  • Insights into the social and technology-driven connections of older adults

This will interest

  • Designers and entrepreneurs interested in creating products and services for older people
  • Charities and social enterprises working with older people
  • Anyone interested in our Independence Matters Design Challenge

This research was produced as part of Design Council's Independence Matters Design Challenge.

In this download you'll find our research into three key areas of interest: mobility, nutrition and keeping connected.