Raymond Boyd

Project title: Creating a sustainable urban environment for older people: exploring the needs and supply mismatch of the social housing stock through a participatory approach

This current research will investigate the conceptual linkage between ageing, health and well-being and the relationship with the housing sector using a participatory approach exploring the housing preferences of older people and changing needs, awareness of the delivery challenges, and recognition of the role of their homes in future care provision.

The research aims to bridge the existing information gap by exploring the demographic implications for social housing and the private sector, linking the condition and suitability of the housing stock with the prospect for adaptation and risk prevention particularly in relation to falls. Crucially, this research will also seek to redesign the existing consultation / engagement paradigm in relation to the formulation of asset management planning strategies designed to create a fit for purpose asset base taking forward the stated aims of Scottish Government and advancing theory and practice in relation to Shifting the Balance of Care.

Raymond has over 30 years of property and construction industry experience in areas such as on-site construction management operations and strategic property asset management roles.