Good Housing Design Lighting A practical guide to improving lighting in existing homes

Better lighting at home can make a dramatic difference to people’s lives. This Good Practice Guide explains how to improve lighting to meet the needs of people with sight loss. It will be useful to anyone supporting others to live independently in their own homes, such as housing and support staff, home improvement agencies, rehabilitation […]

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Helping visually impaired people in their homes assistive technology

Findings of a project, commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, that aimed to determine the needs of visually impaired people. This comprised surveys of user needs and existing assistive technology, and a gap analysis. It found a wide range of available devices (equipment and products) that reflects the large number of tasks required for daily living

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The housing and support needs of older people with visual impairment

Findings of research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, who engaged researchers from University College London and Bristol University to examine the housing and support needs of 400 people aged 55 years plus. Findings included little professional recognition of the emotional consequences, social isolation, and poor knowledge of services available.

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