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Stigmatising and ‘clinical’ products put people off making vital changes to keep their homes safe

Research shows people are delaying making vital changes to homes because of the clinical and stigmatising appearance of products like handrails and ramps.

Older woman sitting on sofa

Following research with practitioners and people with lived experience to understand the role of home adaptation in improving later life, Ageing Better is calling for a greater range of more attractive products to enable people to adapt their homes and remain independent as they age.