Euro-China UPC: Optimising care delivery models to support ageing-in-place: towards autonomy, affordability and financial sustainability - ODESSA

Lead Research Organisation: University of Central Lancashire
Department Name: Sch of Built and Natural Environment

Abstract

Population ageing has been recognised for some time in European countries like UK and France. However, this has been acknowledged in China only recently but with more urgency due to the tremendous population size and predicted growth; China will have 64 older people for every 100 workers by 2025. China presents what is, in effect, a different ageing trajectory from European countries, and has unique characteristics shaped by its distinct historical, cultural, economic and political contexts. Recent demographic changes and significant economic transformations have led China to move from a traditional familial dominated elder system of care in which older people are being cared for by the extended family structure, to one which seeks to be based on efficient and sustainable social care support. The importance of building up a long-term care system to adequately and sensitively serve the diverse needs of ageing individuals appears however, self-evident for both Europe and China. In both settings, there is a persistently increasing trend for older people to choose to live independently in their own home (ageing-in-place). In Europe, care provision is being shifted to accommodate this trend, though it is acknowledged that this shift will require investment for homes that provide for independent or semi-independent living and that in doing so, can meet the range of later life physical needs. However, it is probable that targeted investment in adaptation for improved levels of accessibility and in specialised and/or supported housing for older people to live independently for longer in their own homes can lead to substantial cost savings in associated health and long-term care.

This research will attempt to contribute to the processes for meeting older people's needs in terms of these changes by exploring the relationships between living arrangement, living environment and the design of care delivery from technological, financial, political and social perspectives. Taking account of the factors that impact on the different ways in which older people in China, UK and France see care delivery, this proposal will build a common framework for the study of care delivery mechanisms and options available to older people that includes consideration of the role of cultural, socio-economic and welfare system dimensions. This will allow scenario building and in-depth comparative analyses among the three partner countries.

The study will use a mixed-method design, combining data mining and in-depth analysis, robust measures of the quality of the built environment, together with a participative action research approach to generate the engagement of key stakeholders and a range of qualitative data. It has six work packages which will be conducted in parallel in the three partner countries. The research will provide comparative studies and a synthesis that will inform recommendations to benefit China and Europe.

The study will help understand ageing-in-place in the three countries and will identify common features for integrated care under different policy and society circumstances. It will examine the potential of such models, their impact on improvement to the care of older people and finance implications. The involvement of academic and non-academic stakeholders will strengthen the methods, reach and impact of this research.

Planned Impact

It is the aim of this research to translate its findings as quickly as possible. This activity of translating research into action is something which the project team has rich experience in undertaking, as evidenced through projects such as Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development - BRAID, Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations - ANCIEN, Survey on Old People of Tsinghua, Development and Social Significance of Facilities for The Elderly, Understanding the Diversity of PPP Practices around the World, and networks such as Cogworks, Housing LIN and the EU-Asia Network of Competence Enhancement on Public-Private Partnerships.

A range of guidelines will be produced by the research detailing how the built environment relating to housing design should be adapted, in addition to social and health care delivery guidelines, to meet the needs of older people and their families, and sustainable mechanisms to afford age-friendly housing. This information will be of direct benefit to policy makers, social and health care and housing providers who are in the position to modify and update policy recommendations relating to programmes of care delivery and design of homes and their affordability. In addition to policy makers, the recommendations produced will be of direct benefit to practitioners. Practitioners will use evidence generated by the project to inform the future planning, design, construction and management of home settings. Older people who have a good appreciation of ability to understand the value of good design of the built environment and, in particular, affordability and accessibility to decent housing will be in the position to impact further on the study through providing their future engagement and opinion. Their feedback and comments will be invaluable in terms of being able to influence policy and practice having evidence-based research at hand.

Through the subsequent change in both the domestic environment and in how social and health care is both managed and delivered within it, older people who desire to age-in-place will benefit through an improved living experience in terms of an environment that better meets their needs and promotes and improves their quality of life. They will have access to home settings that are more inclusive and that are able to facilitate increased mobility, autonomy, social connectivity and physical activity.

The project will create in a locality within each country setting, a replicable process of community engagement for understanding, through experiential account and social network datasets, the effect of formal and informal network connections of the local older population. This will provide a basis for demonstrating the value of network oriented social care models as part of a framework of social care development and a way of enabling the impact for of the project's wider activity on participants to be captured and to complement testimonials and other forms of feedback from the stakeholders and user associations involved with the research - all of whom will be provided with the opportunity to comment on the study's findings and recommendations.

As a result of the adoption of the study findings, older people will have access to a supportive environment that will facilitate a personalised care delivery, improved mobility and enhanced participation in social and physical activity. As a direct result, it is anticipated that carer burden will be reduced.

Researchers and academics within the study will benefit through their development of increased levels of multidisciplinary knowledge and the creation of a shared language through their involvement with the multidisciplinary work plan within the research. The working structure of the research project will provide an opportunity for those from all domains within the study to work together and hence gain a further insight into a number of new areas of work and multicultural awareness.

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
ES/L016095/1 17/02/2015 31/08/2016 £374,609
ES/L016095/2 Transfer ES/L016095/1 01/09/2016 28/02/2018 £207,006
 
Description Please note that this is the second year of the project, hence details below are preliminary and work in progress.

Year 1 (2015-16):
In order to achieve Odessa's objectives 1 and 2, data from UK, Europe and China has been partially collected, sorted, integrated and processed. This data from harmonised surveys: CHARLS (China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study), SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) and ELSA (English Longitudinal Study of Ageing), brings forth quantitative information on living arrangements and housing conditions of older people (60+). It sheds light on the dynamics of living arrangements, housing conditions, residential options, housing tenure and ageing (including last years of life), by looking at mobility or immobility choices.
Firstly living arrangements of older people were defined according to every specific database. Then the data from each database was integrated, processed, and useful information related to the living arrangements of older people was extracted. Regression analysis was then conducted separately for the three databases to investigate the influential factors of living arrangement choices. Currently only data from CHARLS and SHARE databases has been partially processed and some of the preliminary results are shown below.
In the Chinese context, prevalent living arrangements of older people and their residential options have been partially identified and assessed. In order to have a brief review and develop a model with a more comprehensive understanding of current condition, a preliminary regression analysis of CHARLS data was conducted. The factors of living arrangements considered in the model are:
• Personal Characteristics (Preferences of older people, Ability to live independently, Health conditions, ADL [Activities of Daily Living], IADL [Instrumental activities of daily living], Functional ability, age and income level);
• Family features (Family modernisation with change of norms, attitudes and values, child characteristics, number of children in a family, Income levels of both parties and bequest tendency of older parents);
• Financial issues (Financial affordability and wealth of older people); and
• Policy Legislation (Availability of public transfers such as health insurances).
The conclusions that were drawn through the regression analysis of the CHARLS data are as follows:
• The four most important factors that affect living arrangements are IADL, presents of grandchildren, intention of bequeath and financial support from the government.
• Different significance factors in urban and rural areas are reliability towards children, intention of bequeath and government subsidies.
• Disability, social participant, source of medical expense, standard of living, grandchildren presence and intention of bequeath are the four possible causes of change of living arrangement.
• No impact on preference for case with spouse from variables. Social participant of older people only significantly influencing preference in the case of no spouse.
With respect to processing European data, a harmonized SHARE data wave 1 (2004) - wave 5 (2013) has been built, which includes demographics, income, wealth, a wide range of health indicators, activities, family relations, well-being, etc. Living arrangement has been defined based on household size and composition and distance between the older people and their children. Various graphs have been produced to give a better idea of the European context by analysing data from Sweden, Germany, France and Italy. The data looks at the living arrangement of 60+ people by age (60, 70, 80, 90 years) and country versus -
• the distance from their child
• living with a child in the same household or building
• having a non-co-residing child less than 1 km away
• having all non-co-residing child greater than 1 km away
• housing type i.e. house, flat or nursing home.

Objective 4 aims to propose design alternatives for age-friendly housing environments that support ageing-in-place, and in order to do so, firstly a detailed critical review of the literature was undertaken in the areas of:
• Assistive Technology (Smart homes, Telehealth, Telecare, Smartphone applications, etc.)
• Universal design and Mobility (Design standards, Best practice, Policy and codes)
• Social and Community aspects (Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Sheltered housing, Cohousing, Neighbourhood networks, Ethnicity specific older housing, etc.)
• Designing for Dementia and Alzheimer Care (Design considerations, Specific assistive technology, Special needs, Best practice)
• International Good Practice (Centres for ageing research, Collaborative research projects, Policy and codes).

Achieving Objective 4 has led to the following developments currently:
• Variables for selection of case studies to visit.
These variables were further divided in the themes of Universal Needs, Technological Amenities, Level of Support, Type of Housing, Living Arrangements, and Physical Amenities
• The choice of variables has led to the discovery of parameters of case studies that will be prioritised in this research - Living Labs (displaying the latest and new technologies); - Smart homes and Communities (equipped with smart technologies that help with ageing and assistive technologies such as telemedicine, telecare, remote monitoring, etc.); - Inclusive Design (universal design standards, accessibility, barrier-free spaces, etc.)
• A shortlist of case studies to visit in UK, France, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Spain has been produced by adhering to the above parameters.
- In January 2016 the following Living Labs in the Netherlands were visited and studied:
Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing, Groningen
Care Innovation Centre West-Brabant, Roosendaal
- Shortlist of Nursing Homes to visit in Beijing, China is complete (visit in April 2016)
- Shortlist of Living Labs and Smart homes to visit in France and Belgium is complete (visit in May 2016)
• A shortlist for conducting focus groups in UK, France and China is partially complete.
Sites and people for focus groups in China have been selected and will be conducted shortly - Retired Professors from Tsinghua University and Beijing Forestry University, Beijing.
• A checklist that facilitates better on-site study of case studies is also ready and has been tested. It is further categorised based on aspects such as: Physical, Sensory, Cognitive, Medical & Care facilities and Safety features
• A preliminary list of questions for conducting Focus Groups has been produced.
The questions are categorised in wider areas of: Physical (Mobility), Sensory, Cognitive, Social and Health (Telehealth & TeleCare)
• A database of other Odessa-related European-funded projects has been developed. A Journal Paper detailing their unique research as well as their findings is underway.
• A Deliverable report titled 'Age-friendly Housing Environments' has been produced which highlights ageing and technology; technological trends in the UK, France and China (current as well as future speculations); and best practice case studies of age-friendly housing environments sub-categorised as Living Labs, Assisted Smart Living and Inclusive Design.

Objective 5 assesses the social sustainability of existing schemes that promote ageing-in-place through private non-conventional, emerging financial channels. It comparatively investigates real estate securitisation in the context of healthcare REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) between France, UK and Japan. Public-private partnership (PPP) options for nursing homes are also being compared between UK and China. Simultaneously viager or equity release is being compared between the French and UK schemes. The following preliminary results were obtained through a qualitative research approach, fieldwork surveys and outcome mapping:
• There exists a niche market with a strong growing potential, bringing comparatively high risk-adjusted returns to investors. This can be treated as a potential resource for the industry
• French REITs focus on clinics while Japanese REITs on nursing homes. Both the cases involve financial support from the state which secures affordability
• Business models that secure long-term leases with occupiers limit the risk of vacancy and stabilise the property
• Uneven spatial distribution of healthcare facilities secures higher risk-adjusted returns expected by investors.

Year 2 (2016-17):
Work Package 1:
1. The main factors impacting elderly's living arrangement includes: personal characteristics (preferences, health conditions, and other demographic characteristics of the elderly), family features (norms and culture of family in China, number and characteristics of children in the family, income difference between adult child and older parent), financial issues (wealth of older people) and policy legislation (public transfer such as health insurance).
2. The absolute income of the elderly, the relative income of children to the elderly and the health status of the elderly are the main constraints on consistency between preference and actual choice of elderly's living arrangements.
3. We have carried out a comparative study on the elderly's living arrangements in China and Europe. The differences were examined from personal characteristics, family and social features, policy legislation and welfare state. China and Europe show a grand difference in personal/family characteristics, welfare system, social norms and housing market, which leads to different conditions of elderly's living arrangements.
4. In China, the housing asset shows heterogeneous effects on the elderly's savings and consumptions. We find a positive role of housing wealth increment on household consumption when elderly have higher income, level health status, or living with children. Thus, instead of a source of consumable gains, for the elderly in China, the housing asset is more regarded as a precautionary mechanism to fund against high uncertainty expenditures.
5. Through the survey of the elderly conducted in Beijing, we have found: 1) The number of children, health status and whether the care need is met are the key factors influencing the possibility of preferring living in nursing homes. 2) Whether to have unique child makes difference in elderly's preference of living arrangements.

Work Package 2:
1. WP2 developed a harmonized SHARE database, by merging data from wave 1 (2004) to wave 5 (2013), including variables related to income, wealth, health, activities, family relations, well-being, etc.
2. Living arrangement (LA) based on household size, composition and distance to children was defined.
3. Preliminary results on LA and housing choices in Continental Europe by age and cohorts were presented.
4. WP2 explored CHARLS data, defined LA in China, and sent the results and Stata program to WP1 team for collaboration
5. WP2 have identified context variables while working on the living arrangements.
6. A note about the treatment of children's variables in SHARE was written.
7. WP2 have run some regressions on living arrangements with CHARLS and SHARE data.
8. WP2 also worked on out of pocket expenditure for care.
9. Work on the Living arrangements using SHARE data has been finalised.
10. The work on long-term care and health systems in Europe has been finalized. The 2nd Milestone Report entitled "Welfare state context variables in Europe" and a more detailed memo entitled "Long-term care and health systems in Europe" have been completed.
11. The work on the number of years in the accommodation (length of tenure) using SHARE data is currently being finalized. Length of Tenure (how long the 60+ have lived in their home) is important in order to assess the degree of residential mobility in continental Europe and China
12. The team is working on a definition of residential mobility between the SHARE waves that would be compatible with ELSA and CHARLS data.
13. A new work on home tenure evolution in old age has been initiated (based on 6 waves of SHARE data) stressing the importance and meanings of living rent-free in some countries
14. Research on living arrangements conducted on Chinese data (CHARLS).
15. The study of long-term care needs of parents and location choices of children (based on a file of SHARE data at the respondents' children level) is on-going.

Work Package 3:
Any research project gives rise to 2 types of findings. One is based around the expected outcomes of the research and therefore derives from the results and analysis of the research. As this project is still in the data collection phase we cannot yet report on any research findings. The second type of finding is based on the process of the research and methodology. In each of the three countries whilst a standardised questionnaire has been developed and is being used, the method of administration differs. In the UK, a community engagement approach has been taken which requires collaborations to be developed between local people, organisations and our University. This is a time consuming and intensive exercise, as new partnerships have to be developed and non- academic community members have to be trained in research methods. There is a combined and collaborative effort in building capacity, enhancing citizenship and building sustainable relationships, which can continue beyond the lifetime of the project. To date this has been a very successful exercise. In Stratford Upon Avon we have recruited and trained 12 community researchers and in Norwich we have recruited and trained eight community researchers. Supporting this process has been the establishment and support of local steering groups. Members of the steering groups include Local Authority leaders, charitable organisation representatives such as Age UK and housing providers. The steering group will be instrumental in the dissemination of findings and developing interventions and strategies to improve the wellbeing of older people in their geographical locations. Regular meetings have been held with steering group members in order to update them on the connections made.

Work Package 4:
1. Qualitative analysis of data obtained from the three exploratory focus groups in Beijing, China. The data has been qualitatively analysed to determine the needs and gauge awareness of the challenges and strengths in the areas of housing design, assistive technology and care as perceived by the older people in China. Graphs, Charts and Correlation Mappings have been generated from the data using the NVivo software.
2. Visits to all Best-Practice Case Studies have been completed and data has been collected from: 4 Case studies in Beijing, China; 8 case studies in the UK; and 4 case studies in France
- Visit to four older people's housing and care case studies in Beijing, China
- Visit to four 'Independent Living (with care)' housing schemes by Orbit Homes in the UK
- Visit to two 'Extra Care' housing schemes by Ocean Housing in Cornwall, UK
- Visit to the Trelay Co-housing Community in UK to study alternate ways of ageing-in-place through intergenerational contact
- Visit to Mascot House, Newcastle which Is a sheltered housing scheme in the UK exclusively for Chinese older people
- Visit to four EHPAD's and Independent Living (with care) housing schemes in France
- Visit to case studies and research centres that conduct ageing related research in the Netherlands.
3. Comparative Analysis of Case Studies and identification of Best Practices: Compiling all case study data from the different countries in a common spreadsheet so as to compare and analyse
4. Retrofitting Recommendations based on analysis of the case studies from all three countries and findings from the exploratory focus groups in Beijing, China
5. One Exploratory focus group conducted with a low income group community in Beijing, China.

Work Package 5:
I. The WP explores three different financial channels that are being developed to achieve ageing-in-place
a) Healthcare REITs managing care homes (France, UK, Japan- there are no China-based REITs). We fund that these vehicles are niche markets that primarily target upper middle-class households. Because financial investors take high risk premiums, the rents will maintain high levels, which will prevent these vehicles to become mainstream channels for the provision of care homes. The supply of residential services tends to focus on big cities, except in the UK where the portfolios show a more diversified spatial pattern.
b) Viager/equity release schemes (France, UK¬-the mortgage market is still embryonic in China). The French and English systems are so different that it does not make sense to compare them. However, we fund common issues of spatial justice regarding the potential value that 'asset rich cash poor' homeowners can draw from their property according to their location. The worst situation is seen in France, where viager markets are not active outside central locations or upper-class neighbourhoods of Paris, Lyon and Cote d'Azur.
c) PPP channels for the management of care homes (UK, China-the provision of homes through this channel is embryonic in France). In the UK, PPP schemes are being used by local councils to adapt some of their social housing estates to the needs of older residents. We have gained basic knowledge on these projects though desktop research, but we need to conduct fieldwork studies to make sure that these projects are satisfactory for both older residents and local councils. As for China, I did not have time yet to read the 5-pages paper in Chinese, but it does not document a case-study.
II. Because financial channels are not being developed in China, this WP explores more conventional channels for the provision of senior housing in this country. Following an initial fieldwork study in Beijing in 2016, a PHD student supervised by Natacha Aveline has started to investigate the property market for senior housing in two tier-2 cities of contrasted situations: the inland city Zhengzhou and the coastal city Hangzhou.

Year 3 (2017-18):
Work Package 1:
Exploitation Route Please note that this is the second year of the project, hence details below are preliminary and work in progress.
Year 1 (2015-16):
The methodological approach using comparative analysis and scenario building can be applied to other locations dealing with similar societal challenges.
The study and observation of various best practice case studies in Europe and China is useful in developing guidelines and recommendations for future research on ageing and care delivery in China as well as Europe. There is a wide range of knowledge that already exists - it is about bringing together care provision and technology and their socio-economic implications in two different cultural contexts i.e. Europe and China. There is a lot China can learn with respect to current developments in the field of ageing-in-place, care provision technology and older residential care in the European context. Similarly there is a lot that can be learned from the Chinese context with regards to living arrangements, social and economic adjustments as well as designing on a limited budget for several generations living together.

Year 2 (2016-17):
Work Package 1: It provides understanding on elderly growth and their living choice, which is basis for further developing elderly liveable housing and financial instruments.
It can be a supplementation for the existing database and will be used to do related spatial analysis.

Work Package 2: Our findings and work will be useful for the members of the ODESSA project working on WP1 and WP2.

Work Package 3: Replication of the community engagement process adapted for local study conditions.

Work Package 4:
1. The findings from the exploratory focus groups will help decipher what Chinese older people would prefer/not prefer in terms of ageing in place. These findings will have further implications on Chinese policy in terms of older people's housing, care needs, technological needs, etc.
2. Unique, best practice case studies were identified in France, UK and China visited to be further analysed and cross-analysed by ODESSA Developed key contacts with industry and academia.
3 and 4. Findings from above will have implications on design considerations as well as government policy
5. A focus group was conducted in a low-income community of Beijing so as to accommodate a diverse viewpoint for analysis

Work Package 5: Our results on Viager and equity release schemes are potentially insightful for policy-makers. We will try to disseminate our future articles toward governments authorities in France and the UK.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/latest/odessa-conference-1.747080
 
Description Please note that the work of the project will continue in France (ANR) and China (NSFC) for another Year, while in the UK it finished on 28/02/2018 due to ESRC funding scheme. We are seeking additional finding for impact acceleration from the University to support further knowledge exchange and impact creation. Both the Sheffield End of Award conference (23 Feb. 2018) and the Dauphine Conference (19 April 2018) have attracted - or are aimed at - a larger audience of academics and non-academics; these are the key dissemination of findings events and those potentially leading to partnerships for impact creation. More specifically, for Work Package 1: There were some important findings on the causes and constraints of living arrangements that will potentially form the basis for future housing policy in China. For Work Package 2: There is new insight on residential mobility and housing and care expenses of older people across Europe, which provides a powerful platform to inform future ageing-in-place policies. For Work Package 3: Housing associations to take up recommendations. This will include examining the use of social/communal spaces in their residential settings and how they can be maximised to serve the local community. For Work Package 4: We are in the process of disseminating our results. The end of award conference attracted nearly 100 delegates from across the housing and care provision sectors where the project findings were presented and discussed. We expect future publications and dissemination events to lead to impact creation at many levels. For Work Package 6: Members of the Chinese Government and Local Authorities have participated in ODESSA research events in China, and expressed their interest to continue hearing from ODESSA project findings and future impact creation activities. The older people and community researchers in the three countries who have participated in the project mentioned have learnt from these research activities and the findings so far. They will use the acquired knowledge in their profession or to help older people in need. We are in the process of disseminating our research findings. We expect future publications and dissemination events in China to lead to impact creation at many levels.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment,Healthcare
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description GCRF Pump Priming Award: A Sino-British Network for Research Collaboration (Age-friendly built environment - understanding the impact of rapid urbanisation process in China)
Amount £6,960 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description SSPIKE: ODESSA project impact creation
Amount £17,051 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Title Logit and multinomial Logit models (WP1 ad WP2) 
Description In the estimation, we conduct Logit and multinomial Logit models to analyse the factors influencing co-residence with a child of the elderly in these countries. We focus on personal characteristics, family features, wealth issues and policy legislations to make a comparative study. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model helped in conducting comparative study within WP1 and WP2 of the ODESSA project. 
 
Title WP1 Geographical model 
Description We apply geographical models to analyse how the accessibility to hospital and traffic of the residential community impact their living arrangements. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model helped recognising the important parameters in WP1. 
 
Title WP1 older people survey database (n=2000) 
Description We carried out a survey of 2000 older people in 124 residential communities in Beijing to collect first-hand data, supported by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at Tsinghua University. It was designed to obtain information on household socioeconomic characteristics, living condition and neighbourhood and spatial characteristics of residential communities. Households in the survey were selected through two-stage quota random sampling, which is analogic to the methods used by National Bureau of Statistics in China. In the first stage, the total sample size in each administrative district was determined in proportion to population size and numbers of residential communities. In the second stage, within each community, building units were randomly selected, followed by the sampling of households on each of the selected units to obtain the desired sample size. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Based on the survey, we used a Logit regression to estimate the effects of housing condition and neighbourhood environment on living arrangements of the older people in Beijing. In addition, we applied geographical models to analyse how hospital and public transport accessibility in the community affect their living arrangements. 
 
Title WP2 Ordinary least square (OLS) regression model 
Description Ordinary least squares (OLS) is a method for estimating the unknown parameters in a linear regression model. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This model was used to conduct comparative analysis of the SHARE dataset. 
 
Title WP3 Principal Component Analysis (PCA) model 
Description Principal component analysis (PCA) was employed to analyse the WP3 UK dataset. In total 22 distinct combination sets of possible correlated variables were discovered, including health care and . Further studies were carried out in concerned topics (e.g. community belonging, trust in people, loneliness feeling) to reveal the most significant combinations of variables that contribute to the targeted topic. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The PCA models suggest that: 1. The place connectivity level (the places/services they are currently visiting/using), the satisfaction of community services and household conditions, their intention of maintaining at current home, and their living years in the community, contribute significantly to the respondent's community belonging feeling. 2. The health status (both self-assessed and GP identified), the professional healthcare service status (mainly about professional GP, specialist, and hospital care), the mobility level (both physical and transportation service), and the satisfaction of community services (e.g. amenities, transportation, barriers) and household condition, contribute significantly to the respondent's community trust level. 3. The health status (both self-assessed and GP identified), the healthcare service status (including all professional and home care), mobility level (both physical and transportation service), and family support (partnership status and contact with children) contribute significantly to the respondent's loneliness feeling level. Further regression models can be expected to predict the concerned topics as well as the older people's ageing-in-place choices. 
 
Title WP3 social network support questionnaire survey (n=764) 
Description The data survey instrument was developed between the participating countries. This comprised five field sections of common core questions and certain additional country - specific fields where necessary to synchronising WP3 with health or demographic data bases, notably, SHARE together with name and place generators. Data collection was undertaken by community members in the UK, students in China and junior research staff in France. The questionnaire in six data fields provided for data collection on personal circumstances; accommodation status; health and other support service need; community belonging; trust; networks and connectivity. Data was collected across the three countries during 2016/17. 764 surveys were completed (UK: n.151; China: n.479; France: n.134) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have established associations that are of relevance in highlighting the dimensions of community connectivity that are important to an ageing-in-place framework. Our key findings concern community belonging, neighbourhood trust, loneliness and social network participation. (More details please refer to Key Findings) 
 
Title WP4 focus group study 
Description Focus group research involves organised open discussion with a selected group of individuals to gain information about their views and experiences of a topic and to guide future action. The main purpose of focus group research is to draw upon participants' attitudes, feelings, beliefs, experiences and reactions via the social gathering and interaction. - Each group has around 4 to 6 members. - The focus group session lasts from one and half to two hours. - All the personal data collected is treated confidentially; all views and opinions are anonymised and all data collected only used for research purposes. Process: - At the start we show a brief presentation describing the various elements of Work Package 4 and provide clear explanations of the purpose of this focus group and the goals of the meeting. - A few open-ended questions are posed which the participant discussed with group members. We also show some images to help with the discussion. - Aids such as flip-charts, notepads, post-it are provided if participants need to make any notes or visually explain any concepts to the research team. - A facilitator is present with every group to provide further clarifications to any queries the participants have. - A discussion involving all groups take place at the end of the meeting. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The focus group data helped the research team assess how feasible our proposed recommendations for age-friendly housing environments are, based on the participants' views, experiences and needs. Solutions and guidelines based on these results are proposed to help design better living environments for older people which are comfortable, safe and affordable. 
 
Title WP6 Decision tree model 
Description Decision tree model was used in WP6 to classify the older people into 15 groups by the characteristics of housing area, heath, age and income. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Decision tree model helped in simplifying the scenarios in our simulation because of lack of quantified information on housing retrofitting, government subsidies and social pension. The model and analyses can be further improved when the information becomes available. 
 
Title WP6 Multi-agent system model 
Description Multi-agent system (MAS) is a computerised system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents within an environment. Multi-agent system can be used to solve problems that are difficult or impossible for an individual agent or a monolithic system to solve. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Because of the compatibility of our model with the social conditions and welfare systems, our analysis can be extended to forecast the future evolution of living arrangements in UK and Continental Europe. This model can be developed to capture the interactions between the government, enterprises and older people. 
 
Title WP6 scenario evaluation database (n=509) 
Description Likert-style feedback questionnaire was developed to collect the plausibility and robustness, the importance, the value, the optimistic, and the acceptance of the 12 ageing-in-place scenarios created for older people in China. In total 509 evaluation feedbacks were collected, including 215 older people feedbacks and 294 university student feedbacks. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The analysis of the dataset helped identify the most concern issues in current scenario design and inform future development of the ageing-in-place scenarios for Chinese older people. 
 
Description Beijing Union University 
Organisation Beijing Union University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA WP4 and WP6 research team participated in the undergraduate teaching activities, such as ageing-in-place lecture, research methodology, data collection and inclusive design.
Collaborator Contribution Bejing Union University helped ODESSA research team to organise the WP4 focus group workshops and the WP6 scenario evaluation events.
Impact 1. Teaching activities at BUU, such as ageing-in-place lecture, research methodology, data collection and inclusive design. 2. WP4 focus group workshops 3. WP6 scenario evaluation events
Start Year 2016
 
Description CQU-TUoS Joint Institute for Health and Ageing Research 
Organisation Chongqing University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA team visited Chongqing during 2 Dec 2018 to 5 Dec 2018 to deliver presentations at Sino-British Ageing Innovation Forum hosted by Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, China. Prof Karim Hadjri has also been invited as Visiting Professor and the Chair of Examiner board for a PhD thesis viva at Chongqing University.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Hui Xie from Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University helped organised the first Sino-British Ageing Innovation Forum on 3 Dec 2018.
Impact In December 2018, the ODESSA Impact Project team organised a high-level Sino-British Ageing Innovation Forum in Chongqing, China. The forum provided a platform to present design and research instruments for assessing the outcomes of built environment design and social supports for ageing-in-place, and focused on the barriers and enablers of ageing-in-place and the policy and cost implications of age-friendly environments. A number of speakers were invited to the forum, including British Consul-General in Chongqing, Director of Ageing Health Section from China National Health Commission, academics from top universities of Mainland China and Hong Kong, directors from Chinese research centres and British architecture practitioners in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Zhejiang University 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A new collaboration has been launched with two colleagues of Zhejiang university : a demographer (Pr Hong Mi ) working on the financing of long-term care in China, and an economist, Pr Wenjiang He , who is a specialist of retirement schemes in urban China.
Collaborator Contribution Partners were invited to the ODESSA workshop in Paris in September 2018, and Pr Hong Mi invited Natacha to visit the Qingdao experiment in December 2018. Pr He may contribute to the special issue in Gerontologie et société.
Impact No output / outcomes so far.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Cotman Housing Associasion 
Organisation Cotman Housing Association
PI Contribution Cotman intend to use findings in contributing to shaping its community engagement strategy.
Collaborator Contribution The Housing Association provided venues in which the research could take place and cooperated in the recruitment of participants. Their expertise also helped to collect data on the way services are provided to older people and the needs of their older residents.
Impact WP3 survey data collection, focus group studies and interviews with community researchers.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GCRF Age-friendly community research project 
Organisation Chongqing University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA Sheffield team has been awarded for the GCRF research project on issues of Age-friendly community development in China.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Yifan Yu from Faculty of Architecture and Urban planning at Tongji University and Prof Hui Xie from Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University are invited to the project to contribute their specialist and knowledge.
Impact No output has resulted yet. Research meeting is going to take place in late March in Shanghai, and end of award conference is going to take place in early July in Sheffield.
Start Year 2019
 
Description GCRF Age-friendly community research project 
Organisation Tongji University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA Sheffield team has been awarded for the GCRF research project on issues of Age-friendly community development in China.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Yifan Yu from Faculty of Architecture and Urban planning at Tongji University and Prof Hui Xie from Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University are invited to the project to contribute their specialist and knowledge.
Impact No output has resulted yet. Research meeting is going to take place in late March in Shanghai, and end of award conference is going to take place in early July in Sheffield.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Marie Curie ITN 2017 bid 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department Institute of Aquaculture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the lead applicant on this bid.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Alison Bowes from The University of Stirling is a co-I on this bid. Submitted on 10 January 2017. Results will be known in June 2017.
Impact Marie Curie ITN research proposal. Value 3.5m euro.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation AGE Platform Europe
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation Accenture
Country Ireland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation Beijing Union University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation University of Antwerp
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ODESSA Project Advisory Board 
Organisation University of Southern California
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ODESSA team shared research outcomes and provided related information to the Advisory Board Members.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory board members participated in total three advisory meetings, the ODESSA full team meeting and workshops, and the ODESSA End of Award Conference, and provide feedback and networking information. Some of the members also provided help in ODESSA research activities.
Impact 1. Three Advisory Board Meetings. 2. ODESSA Full Team Meeting and Workshops. 3. ODESSA End of Award Conference. 4. Other related research activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Orbit Housing Associations 
Organisation Orbit Housing Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Orbit intend to use findings in contributing to shaping its community engagement strategy.
Collaborator Contribution Orbit Housing Association provided venues in which the research could take place and cooperated in the recruitment of participants. Their expertise also helped to collect data on the way services are provided to older people and the needs of their older residents.
Impact 1. WP3 survey data collection 2. WP3 focus group studies and interviews with community researchers 3. WP4 age-friendly case studies
Start Year 2016
 
Description Research workshop in Beijing 
Organisation Paris Dauphine University
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This partnership led to the project co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC UK), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR France), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC China). We are the project coordinator and in charge of the effective collaboration of all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner is leading 2 work packages.
Impact This is current and has been listed under Key Findings.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Research workshop in Beijing 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Department Institute of Real Estate Studies
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This partnership led to the project co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC UK), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR France), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC China). We are the project coordinator and in charge of the effective collaboration of all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner is leading 2 work packages.
Impact This is current and has been listed under Key Findings.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Age-friendly retrofitting and Smart furniture workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In January 2018, WP1 leader Zan Yang organized a workshop to present WP1 findings, to display smart furniture and to introduce age-friendly retrofitting. The attendees are retired faculty at Tsinghua University. National audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Aging-in-place scenario building for older people in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Junjie Huang did a presentation on "Aging-in-place scenario building for older people in China" at the 8th Ageing and Society International Conference at Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan on 21 September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agingandsociety.com/about/history/2018-conference
 
Description Exchange ideas of Age-friendly retrofitting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In 2018, WP1 leader Zan Yang organized a forum with the Director of the national committee on ageing and the retired faculties of Tsinghua University to exchange ideas about age-friendly retrofitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description From design strategy to real - world social networks; the value of systematic community engagement in planning for ageing in place. Findings from ODESSA, a trans-disciplinary international study for an ageing-in-place framework. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof David Morris and Dr Junjie Huang did a joint presentation on From design strategy to real - world social networks; the value of systematic community engagement in planning for ageing in place. Findings from ODESSA, a trans-disciplinary international study for an ageing-in-place framework." at the 8th Ageing and Society International Conference at Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agingandsociety.com/about/history/2018-conference
 
Description Is the securitization of healthcare facilities sustainable? A cross-country comparison of healthcare REITs' development (France, UK and Japan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Natacha Aveline-Dubach presented a paper at the International Geographic Union, Urban Commission on topic "Is the securitization of healthcare facilities sustainable? A cross-country comparison of healthcare REITs' development (France, UK and Japan)".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the leading manufacturers in housing retrofitting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In May 2018, WP1 leader Zan Yang organized a meeting with the leading manufacturers in housing retrofitting to discuss how to work together for better understanding of the elderly's demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ODESSA End of Award Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karim Hadjri, Naomi Rowland and Junjie Huang organised the ODESSA project End of Award Conference on 23 February 2018 in Sheffield, UK. The conference attracted more than 100 delegates, and presents the findings of the project, featuring renowned speakers across ageing, housing and assisted living.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/latest/odessa-conference-1.747080
 
Description ODESSA Sino-British Ageing Innovation Forum at Chongqing University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2018, the ODESSA Impact Project team organised a high-level Sino-British Ageing Innovation Forum in Chongqing, China. The forum provided a platform to present design and research instruments for assessing the outcomes of built environment design and social supports for ageing-in-place, and focused on the barriers and enablers of ageing-in-place and the policy and cost implications of age-friendly environments. A number of speakers were invited to the forum, including British Consul-General in Chongqing, Director of Ageing Health Section from China National Health Commission, academics from top universities of Mainland China and Hong Kong, directors from Chinese research centres and British architecture practitioners in China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/show-14-16347-1.html
 
Description ODESSA project presentation at Xinqi Street Office, Ningbo, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 8 members from older people's association, 2 members from Ningbo Beilun Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), 2 members from Beilun Local Authority Xinqi Street Office attended the presentation. The presentation sparked interesting question and discussion. Participants highly appreciate ODESSA research and would like to hear more research outcomes in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ODESSA symposium at RIBA London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact More than 100 delegates attended the ODESSA symposium which was held at RIBA, London on 1 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/research/design-engagement-practice/odessa/news-events/symp...
 
Description Odessa Workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop aligns with Work package 4 on age-friendly environments and assistive technology. It was about Technology and Housing Design to Support 'Ageing in Place'. Key players in this area were invited to present their latest research findings and its applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/research/design-engagement-practice/odessa/news-events/work...
 
Description Odessa Workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This is the second workshop as part of the dissemination activities of Odessa. It took place on Monday 5 October 2016 in London.
The workshop title is 'A connected communities approach to ageing in place'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Odessa symposium, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was an ageing in place symposium organised by our partners at Tsinghua University in Beijing as part of the annual team meeting.
Several international speakers took part in this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/research/design-engagement-practice/odessa/news-events/agin...
 
Description Research workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This is the first workshop as part of the dissemination activities of Odessa. It took place on Monday 14 March 2016.
The workshop title is 'Technology and housing design to support ageing-in-pace.
Academics, researchers and PhD candidates attended the workshop to discuss the challenges facing ageing-in-place and what technologies have been used successfully to promote this. This led to a lively exchange of ideas between participants and to position the project in the wider debate nationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Residential Choices after Age Sixty: Aging in the Community or Aging in a Community? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Anne did a presentation on "Residential Choices after Age Sixty: Aging in the Community or Aging in a Community? "at the Eighth Aging and Society Conference in Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sino-French workshop with the laboratories LEDA/LAGOS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Natacha Aveline-Dubach and Pengli Wang co-organized a Sino-French workshop with the laboratories LEDA/LAGOS (university Dauphine) "the challenge of ageing, a multidimensional approach" at Paris Dauphine university .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The provision of housing for elderly in China, an approach by the condition of production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pengli Wang presented a paper at the International Geographic Union on topic of "The provision of housing for elderly in China, an approach by the condition of production".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WP1 academic conference: Global population ageing issue: Optimisation of Ageing-in-place 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Members of all WPs and researchers outside the project attended the conference. We made a keynote presentation on the living arrangements of older people in China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2018
 
Description WP1 presentation at GCREC 2017 Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact WP1 member Shuai Fang made a presentation of paper "Is Medical insurance substituted for intergenerational coresidence? Comparative evidence from China and Europe" at "Global Chinese Real Estate Congress 2017 Annual Conference"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://gcrec2017.vexp.idv.tw/
 
Description WP1 presentation at International Conference of EU-China Research and Innovation partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact WP1 leader Zan Yang made a presentation of our paper "Living arrangement of the elderly: A new perspective from choice constraints in China" in "the International Conference of EU-China Research and Innovation Partnership: New Pathways for Sustainable Development in China's Medium-sized Cities (MEDIUM)".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/news/news02/30955.htm
 
Description WP1 presentation at Symposium of Methods and Applications of Social Science Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact WP1 members Ying Fan and Shuai Fang made a presentation on "Living Arrangement of the Elderly: Estimation of Choice Constraints in China" in "Symposium on Methods and Applications of Social Science Research".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WP1 workshop to present ODESSA research findings and discuss the policies promoting ageing-in-place 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WP1 leader Zan Yang organized a workshop to discuss the policies promoting ageing-in-place and to present WP1 findings. The attendees included officials from Chinese central government and 10 older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP1 workshop to present ODESSA research findings and introduce age-friendly retrofitting and smart furniture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WP1 leader Zan Yang organised a workshop to present ODESSA research findings, to display smart furniture and to introduce age-friendly retrofitting. The attendees included retired staff at Tsinghua University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WP2 presentation at ODESSA symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Anne Laferrère presented "Need for Long Term Care, Unmet Needs, the Family and the European Welfare State" at The ODESSA Symposium, Tsinghua university, Beijing, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WP2 presentation at the Conference of the International Health Economics Association (IHEA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Louis Arnault and Sandrine Juin presented "Living with ageing parents or close by: what is driving the location choices of adult children?" at the Conference of the International Health Economics Association (IHEA) in Boston, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.healtheconomics.org/page/BostonCongress2017
 
Description WP2 presentation at the French Meeting of Health Economists (JESF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Louis Arnault and Sandrine Juin presented "Living with ageing parents or close by: what is driving the location choices of adult children?" at the French Meeting of Health Economists (JESF) in Marseille, France.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ces-asso.org/journees-des-economistes-de-la-sante-francais-jesf
 
Description WP3 Keynote presentation at Sandwell Community Regeneration/Tipton Gala Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sandwell Community Regeneration/Tipton Gala Event, Sandwell, West Midlands - 500 delegates present including regional & national policy makers, community leaders, public sector officials, business leaders, and community activists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP3 National TV broadcast: Vision 2020 Sky talk Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Vision 2020 Sky talk show, 90min TV programme aimed at Bangladeshi Community, exploring the community dimension of peoples lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP3 Westminster seminar presentation: Community capital: The value of connected communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Westminster seminar presentation: Community capital: The value of connected communities Policy roundtable discussion, Policy Network, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP3 Workshop presentation at Bristol conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop presentation: at conference: Health, the Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live, University of the West of England, Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WP3 radio interview: BBC Radio Norfolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Norfolk radio interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP4 ODESSA project poster at Advanced Manufacturing Centre Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ODESSA project WP4 team presented a Poster on 14 November 2017 at the Advanced Manufacturing Centre Event, University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP4 focus group at Tithe Lodge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact WP4 held a focus group event on 24th of April 2017 at Tithe Lodge, Southam, UK. This focus group helped the research team assess how feasible our proposed recommendations for age-friendly housing environments are, based on the participants' views, experiences and needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP4 focus group at Université Paris Dauphine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact WP4 held a focus group event on on 27 April 2017 at Université Paris Dauphine in Paris, France. This focus group helped the research team assess how feasible our proposed recommendations for age-friendly housing environments are, based on the participants' views, experiences and needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP4 paper presentation at AQoL2017Kuching 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tulika Gadakari, Jingjing Wang, Karim Hadjri presented "Promoting Ageing-in-Place: Design of residential buildings for older people in China" at the 3rd ABRA International Conference on Quality of Life (AQoL2017Kuching), Kuching, Malaysia, 14-16 October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://amerabra.org/index.php/2-uncategorised/68-aqol2017kuching-malaysia-14-16-october-2017
 
Description WP4 presentation at the Aging & Society 7th Interdisciplinary Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tulika Gadakari and Karim Hadjri presented "Housing retrofit for ageing-in-place: case studies from the UK and France" at the Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference, Berkeley, USA, 3-4 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://agingandsociety.com/about/history/2017-conference
 
Description WP4 presentation at the CATCH research centre networking event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Karim Hadjri gave a presentation of ODESSA project at the CATCH research centre networking event, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. 28 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP5 ODESSA panel at the MEDIUM International Conference, Guangzhou, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact WP5 leader Natacha Avelline organised an ODESSA panel "Population ageing and living arragement of old people in Chinese and European cities" at the The International Conference of "EU-China Research and Innovation Partnership: New Pathways for Sustainable Urban Development in China's Medium-sized Cities" (MEDIUM), co-organized by Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/news/news02/30955.htm
 
Description WP5 presentation at the Department of Sociology of Zhengzhou University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Natacha Aveline presented the ODESSA project and preliminary findings of the WP5 to the teachers and students of the Master of Social Work for Ageing at the Department of sociology of Zhengzhou University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP5 presentation at the IGU Urban Geography Commission Annual Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Natacha Aveline and C Meunier presented "Releasing the wealth locked in the homes to secure ageing-in- place, issues of spatial justice in the French viager system" at the IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. 07 August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.unil.ch/igu-urban/home/menuinst/meetings/2017-salvador-de-bahia.html
 
Description WP6 ODESSA ageing-in-place scenario evaluation event at Beijing Union University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event aimed to introduce ODESSA project to older people in Beijing and collect their feedback on 12 ageing-in-place scenarios generated by ODESSA research. 16 older people attended the WP6 scenario event at Beijing Union University. 12 undergraduate students and 2 university staff helped with the event. 1 member from Mingjin Party helped with the recruitment of the older people and informing them the event schedule and venue. The event sparks interesting questions regarding older people's ageing model in China and around 160 evaluation questionnaires were collected at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WP6 ODESSA ageing-in-place scenario evaluation event at Tsinghua University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The event aimed to introduce ODESSA project to older people and collect their feedback on 12 ageing-in-place scenarios generated by ODESSA research. 10 older people attended the WP6 scenario event at Tsinghua University. 12 undergraduate students from Beijing Union University and 3 Postgraduate students helped with the event. 2 Tsinghua University staff helped with the venue booking, recruitment of the older people, informing them the event schedule and venue. The event sparks interesting questions regarding older people's ageing model in China and around 60 evaluation questionnaires were collected at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017