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Poverty, place and inequality Why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality

This report argues that ‘people-based’ approaches on their own are not enough to reduce poverty and inequality. The report sets out how better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility.

Published by The Royal Town Planning Institute, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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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...

Published by Royal Institute of British Architects, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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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.

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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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...

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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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...

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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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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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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Inclusive Design Awards Judging Guidance

This guidance aims to assist organisations when judging schemes nominated for awards, in terms of their success in creating an inclusive environment which provides suitable solutions for as many people as possible and it has been produced by the Access Association. The guidance sets out the general principals of inclusive...

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