Housing LIN Factsheet 6 - Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

Housing LIN
PRP Studio

Written by PRP for the Housing LIN, the factsheet describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new extra care housing development.

Now in its 3rd edition, the new version considers the progress made in designing extra care housing to the HAPPI 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.