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Dementia and Town Planning Creating better environments for people living with dementia

This practice note gives advice on how good planning can create better environments for people living with dementia. It summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies. The policy context applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the principles of good...

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Strategic Housing for Older People Resource Pack

This resource pack offers an approach to meeting the housing demand and supply challenges and opportunities for an increasingly ageing population. It sets out the evidence and provides a framework and accompanying tools for housing, health and socialcare practitioners to inform and influence their local strategic commissioning, planning and investment...

Published by Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Inclusive Design: creating a user’s world

This teaching package consists of a DVD, which explores the nature of inclusive design processes by using live examples of architectural projects as a basis for discussion, and accompanying notes for tutors. The role and relationship of the architects, the client, the user advisors, access consultants, and other members of...

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Applying inclusive design principles to eco-town development: eco-towns inclusive design worksheet

The Eco-town worksheets were developed to complement the Eco-towns initiative launched by Government in 2007 and are a useful source of information for creating high quality, inclusive and sustainable new communities. The worksheets aim to ensure that the unique opportunities presented by building an eco-town are captured and exploited in...

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Health and wellbeing impacts of environmental enhancement activities

This theory led systematic review aims to understand:
- What are the health and wellbeing impacts of taking part in environmental enhancement/conservation activities for different groups of people?
- How do these projects achieve these benefits?
- Are there particular impacts on different groups of people?
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Published by Univeristy of Exeter, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Green Spaces Outdoor Environments for Adults with Autism

This publication describes how design can create beneficial green spaces for adults with autism to enjoy being out in the garden, while at the same time anticipating and managing the inevitable challenges of the unpredictable outdoors. It looks in particular at leisure, occupation and exercise activities, offering design guidance on...

Published by Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Royal College of Art, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Exploring Sensory Preferences Living Environments for Adults with Autism

This publication describes a design-led approach to helping adults with autism play a more active role in expressing their sensory preferences. It offers guidance on creating sensory spaces within the home and developing skills in understanding sensory challenges and making sensory props for families, designers and service providers.

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Living in the Community Housing Design for Adults with Autism

This study explored how design could improve living environments for adults with autism, supporting their specific needs and resulting in a better quality of life. Key findings are published for wide readership with particular focus on housing providers, architects and designers involved in the design, refurbishment and development of residential...

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Designing Everyday Activities Living Environments for Adults with Autism

This research investigates both the challenges and opportunities inherent in daily tasks and their related objects for those with atypical sensory sensitivities. It proposes strategies to identify incentives and disincentives for each individual and suggesting some modifications to familiar designs, it shows how daunting tasks may be transformed into enjoyable...

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Supporting people-centred design through information and empathy

This thesis presents studies carried out to investigate the potential for ‘supporting people-centred design through information and empathy’, focusing upon the early stages of design development. The aims of this research were to understand designers’ processes and to suggest means of support that could promote user focus whilst remaining a...

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The Building Regulations 2010 Access to and use of buildings Aproved document M 2015 edition incorporation 2016 amendments - for use in England

This approved document gives guidance about how to comply with requirements M4(1), M4(2) and M4(3) of the Building Regulations. It contains the following sections:
Section 1: Category 1 - Visitable dwellings
Section 2: Category 2 - Accessible and adaptable dwellings
Section 3: Category 3 - Wheelchair user...

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Publicly Accesible Toilets An Inclusive Design Guide

This guide has been developed to consider the needs of people of all ages, abilities and ethnicities. It refers to all toilets that the public can access without having to purchase anything. This includes those in shopping centres, parks and transport hubs, as well as the public toilets and community...

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Design for Dementia Improving dining and bedroom environments in care homes

This publication explores how better product design can improve quality of life for care home residents with dementia. It is aimed at care providers, manufacturers and designers. The design ideas and principles that have been developed are a practical response to challenge of cognitive decline and can be retrofitted to...

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Capture It: A future workplace for the multi-generational knowledge worker (Part 1)

A volume of essays which explore the implications for workplace design as four generations share the same environment for the first time in the history of the office. For people who want to have a better understanding of a demographic phenomenon that has the potential to reshape where and how...

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Capture It: A future workplace for the multi-generational knowledge worker (Part 2)

A volume of essays which explore the implications for workplace design as four generations share the same environment for the first time in the history of the office. For people who want to have a better understanding of a demographic phenomenon that has the potential to reshape where and how...

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Work Well: Inclusive Furniture for Older Office Workers

This publication documents the research and development of nine inclusive work furniture designs that address the emotional and ergonomic needs of an ageing workforce. For furniture designers who want to have an inclusive approach to workspace design and meet the needs of older users.

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Sight Line Designing Better Streets for People with Low Vision

Sight Line presents how eight people with sight loss experience the urban environment and what could be done to make using our streets safer and more comfortable. It sets out a number of findings and recommendations relevant to designers, architects and policy makers interested in creating vibrant and inclusive streets....

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