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dc.contributor.authorRooney, Clíona
dc.contributor.authorHadjri, Karim
dc.contributor.authorRooney, Máirin
dc.contributor.authorFaith, Verity
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Keith
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Cathy
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:23:12Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:23:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-02
dc.identifier.citationRooney, Clíona; Hadjri, Karim; Rooney, Máirin; Faith, Verity; McAllister, Keith; Craig, Cathy (2016). Meeting the needs of visually impaired people living in lifetime homes. Journal of Housing For the Elderly 30 (2), 123-140
dc.identifier.issn0276-3893,1540-353X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/13700
dc.description.abstractThis article explores perceptions on the suitability and effectiveness of Lifetime Homes standards (LTHS) for those with visual impairment in Northern Ireland. LTHS are a series of mandatory United Kingdom public-sector housing design interventions, providing a model for ensuring accessible and adaptable homes throughout an occupant's life span. An aging demographic with increasing incidence of diabetes has led to rising numbers of elderly, visually impaired people wanting to remain in their homes for longer. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 key stakeholders and thematically analyzed. Although findings show that employing LTHS offers benefits to visually impaired residents, shortcomings were also identified. Evidence indicates a need for policy makers, health-care professionals, and housing associations to modify practices to better meet the housing needs of visually impaired people. Findingsmay also be applicable to those with other impairments and disabilities in relation to housing for elderly residents.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Housing For the Elderly
dc.subjectlifetime homes
dc.subjectvisual impairment
dc.subjecthousing standards
dc.subjectaging in place
dc.subjectolder-people
dc.subjectpopulation
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectglaucoma
dc.subjectquality
dc.subjectengland
dc.subjectvision
dc.subjectdesign
dc.subjectmodel
dc.titleMeeting the needs of visually impaired people living in lifetime homes
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02763893.2016.1162251
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/files/14772981/Pure.pdf
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