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Sheltered housing design

The design of sheltered housing is having to develop to satisfy changing needs. In the past, sheltered housing was often designed to meet the needs of older people who were still relatively fit and independent. The assumption was that as they grew more frail, residents would move on to care homes or to nursing homes. Recently, however, a number of providers in the voluntary and private sectors have been developing new concepts of sheltered housing: flats are designed from the outset ...

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