Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later Life (DWELL)
This three-year research project at the University of Sheffield was funded by UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC, and AHRC) via the Lifelong health and wellbeing research programme. The project investigated how the design of houses and neighbourhoods can facilitate mobility and wellbeing for current and future generations of older people.
A key feature of the research project is the participation of older residents within the design and evaluation processes. We have worked with a residents and professional stakeholders to better understand how homes and local environment can support people to live active and fulfilling lives as they get older. This process has led to the production of a series of prototypes and interventions designed to improve mobility and wellbeing for current and future generations of older people.