Building better architecture for older citizens
The population is getting older. The greying of Europe is the most dramatic demographic and social challenge of the 21st century. One key concern is the quality of life in old age. The availability and affordability of secure and comfortable housing, as well as infrastructure and services for the elderly will be crucial to ensure decent living conditions for the elderly. The EU-funded IDR TOOLKIT will assist stakeholders to design and certify accessible, inclusive dwellings. It will develop an inclusive design rating (IDR) toolkit to assist professionals assess the accessibility, usability and fitness for purpose of dwellings. It will also raise public awareness so individuals can make informed decisions about how best to adapt their home.