Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment.

Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we age

We all want to have a positive experience of ageing, to be valued and to live our lives in the places to which we are attached. Too often ageing leads to being displaced, moving from our homes and communities. Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), this research explores how older people’s houses can be better maintained so people have more choices about their housing as they get older.

To get more information on this project go to the research project website www.goodhomes.co.nz

In the final year of the project, our annual reporting to the funders resulted in the research receiving a Gold Status indicating the contract was performing above expectations. We would like to thank the research team and all the individuals and organisations who participated in and supported the research project. This excellent result reflects participants commitment to improving outcomes for older people.

Publications in this project


“I Want to Have My Own Small Home”: Ageing in Place of Older Chinese Immigrants (ppt)

Ageing in Place in An In Place Housing Stock

Ageing Well in a New Country: Preliminary Findings of a Survey of Older Chinese in New Zealand

Charrette Intro (ppt)

Chinese Case Study

'Designed for All Ages`, BUILD, 128:50-51

Older People Repairing and Maintaining Homes (ppt) CHRANZ Forum

Older People`s Home Repair and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand, Presentation to Good Homes Repairs and maintenance

Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand

Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand - House Condition Survey 2010 (ppt)

Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance: Ageing Well in Place in New Zealand (ppt)

Older People's House Performance & Their Repair & Maintenance Practices: Analysis from a 2008 National Survey of Older People an

The National Survey of Older People's Home Repairs and Maintenance

Tools for Good Homes for Ageing in Place

Understanding Older People's Home Repairs Practices: The House Condition Survey