This site is dedicated to people empowering older people's housing decisions. We all want a positive experience of ageing, to be valued and to live in the places we can feel connected to. The Good Homes research focuses on helping older people to have safe, healthy and affordable homes which protect them in good and bad times, so they can stay in their own homes and communities for longer.
Our research found that older people often put off repairs because they feel it’s too hard and would cost too much. We’ve transformed our findings into practical action. These Tools are now available to be downloaded free of charge.
Resilient Communities Doing Better in Bad Times: this research aims to help older people and their communities to look at the way people can prepare their homes to be more resilient during adverse events and recover better after them.
Finding the Best Fit: Our research found that for older people housing decisions were more often about rightsizing than downsizing and there were advantages to staying, as well as moving. We worked with older people and organisations who support them to develop a practical decision support tool - My Home, My Choices.
Life When Renting: Current NZ research around housing and older people focuses on older owner occupiers. This research aims to provide a robust evidential basis for promoting ageing well and ageing in place in a rental reliant future by exploring the experience of, and issues facing, older renters in NZ.
The research programmes on these pages have been funded primarily through Public Good Science Funding.