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Thousands to shape £8 million age-friendly design projects
Date:9/6/2013

Over 5,000 people are to contribute their views, experiences and even their brain wave patterns to help shape the future design of our towns, cities and care homes so they meet the needs of older people.

Seven new research projects, that help older people to get around, enjoy and interact with the world more easily, through improved design of the built environment, have received an injection of 8 million funding from three of the country's research councils.

The projects span a range of subjects and disciplines and adopt a 'whole systems' approach to improving the design of the built environment. They will look at the challenges to, and opportunities for, older people enjoying an independent, active and mobile lifestyle.

Some will look at what deters older people from engaging in their community and physical activity such as walking and cycling, for example, the effects of Community Severance when neighbourhoods are divided by busy roads. One project will take data from brain scans taken while people are in different environments to gauge their perceptions, others will look at the design of new buildings and the retrofitting of older homes, while another will examine how residential care homes are designed.

Announcing the funding of just over 8 million, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, said: "We need to do everything we can to meet the needs of our ageing population. These research projects will involve thousands of volunteers and draw on the expertise of Britain's leading universities to help older people live more healthily, happily and independently."

As part of a joint research council programme Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW), three of the UK's research councils, led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), issued a call for research propos
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