Design principles for extra care housing factsheet released

By PRP – 25 June 2020

We are proud to announce the release of the updated factsheet, Design Principles for Extra Care Housing, produced by PRP for the Housing LIN.

Now in its 3rd edition, the factsheet describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new extra care housing development.

The new version considers the progress made in designing extra care housing to the HAPPI design principles and latest accessibility requirements for an ageing population.

Of particular significance, it has also been updated to address health and safety considerations following Grenfell, the avoidance of overheating and, more recently, the impact of Coronavirus on the design of self-contained accommodation for older people.

To read the full factsheet, please click here.