Designing for wellbeing

We believe that social housing, private housing and urban precincts should be purposefully designed to increase social connectedness, promote wellbeing and adapt as people’s needs change with age.

Designing housing with a focus on wellbeing needs to bridge and integrate the approach of mainstream housing industry, bank lending, planning guidelines, council regulations and community perceptions of how this can become much more accessible and be part of community development.

In South Australia we’ve been facilitating co-design between older tenants and government agencies to shape the design of next generation public housing, including public housing with a focus on meeting the needs and preferences of older women.