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Making Adaptations Work for Older People in Scotland

Adaptations report

Being able to live independently, safely and well in your own home for as long as possible is the consistent aspiration of the vast majority of older people in Scotland.

This has been highlighted loud and clear through a wide range of Age Scotland research as people want to keep that connection to their community, family and friends.

Age Scotland is delighted to have worked with the University of Stirling to co-produce this report focusing on the role of adaptations in future-proofing homes and environments for our ageing population.

Together we have analysed the findings from national surveys which asked older people about their experience of home adaptations, followed by focus groups and interviews with people aged 55 and over across social and private sector housing tenures.