Data

General Issues
Social Welfare
Housing
Specific Topics
Aging Issues
Elderly Housing
Housing Planning
Location
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia
Scope of Influence
Regional
Files
90 Day Innovation in Social Housing Project case study
Links
Summary by DemocracyCo
Summary by Government of South Australia
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Civil society building
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Targeted Demographics
Elderly
Stakeholder Organizations
General Types of Methods
Collaborative approaches
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Expert Advisory Panel
Workshop
Co-Creation
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Trained, Nonprofessional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Type of Organizer/Manager
Regional Government
Funder
Government of South Australia
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Staff
No
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in how institutions operate
Implementers of Change
Appointed Public Servants
Elected Public Officials
Formal Evaluation
No

CASE

Innovating in Social Housing for Older People in South Australia

September 21, 2019 09:09   (UTC +00:00) Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
September 21, 2019 09:09   (UTC +00:00) Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
September 3, 2019 24:12   (UTC +00:00) Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team
June 29, 2019 13:01   (UTC +00:00) Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
June 22, 2019 10:10   (UTC +00:00) Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
General Issues
Social Welfare
Housing
Specific Topics
Aging Issues
Elderly Housing
Housing Planning
Location
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia
Scope of Influence
Regional
Files
90 Day Innovation in Social Housing Project case study
Links
Summary by DemocracyCo
Summary by Government of South Australia
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Civil society building
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Targeted Demographics
Elderly
Stakeholder Organizations
General Types of Methods
Collaborative approaches
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Expert Advisory Panel
Workshop
Co-Creation
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Trained, Nonprofessional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Type of Organizer/Manager
Regional Government
Funder
Government of South Australia
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Staff
No
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in how institutions operate
Implementers of Change
Appointed Public Servants
Elected Public Officials
Formal Evaluation
No

In this 90 day project, older tenants living in South Australia's social housing were asked how their needs could be met in order to inform future housing developments. The project included a series of workshops culminating in a forum where tenants and industry stakeholders co-designed future housing for older people.

Problems and Purpose

As part of a 90 day [email protected] project, South Australians were asked how their housing needs can be met as they grow older. The aim of the project was to understand how housing and neighborhoods can be designed to enhance South Australia’s reputation as an age-friendly state [1].

The project involved a range of processes including small group discussions, a co-design forum and expert advisory panel.

Background History and Context

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Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The innovation for older people’s housing project was part of a 90 day project with [email protected] [email protected] is a government funded initiative that funds and runs 90 day projects that aim to address complex problems by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders for collaboration [2]. A number of organisations were involved including the Office for the Aging and Renewal SA, both offices of the Government of South Australia. The forum was facilitated by democracyCo.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

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Methods and Tools Used

Expert Advisory Panel

Workshops

Co-design

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

The project involved a range of workshops and forums with older housing tenants, industry professionals and stakeholders [3]. An expert advisory panel oversaw the process.

A first workshop was held with housing tenants, followed by a separate workshop with industry and stakeholders. A third workshop brought all the participants together for a co-design forum. This forum was facilitated by older people who volunteered as peer facilitators and who had received special training. The involvement of older people as both forum participants and facilitators helped ensure that their voices were heard during the process [4].

The workshops identified a range of principles and values that should help guide the design of future housing and precincts for older people.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

The views gathered through the process have been fed to the various government offices and stakeholder organisations involved in older people’s housing. In addition to this, Renewal SA are stated as ‘considering’ using a similar approach in future consultations [5].

Analysis and Lessons Learned

One purported benefit of the 90 day projects is that the short time frame ‘is well understood across state government and provided a positive imperative to accelerate the project’ [6]. At the same time, it was recognized that limited time meant less time could be spent engaging with stakeholders. 

See Also

References

[1] Public Sector SA (2017). 90 Day Design Innovation in Social Housing Project – Case Study. Available at: https://publicsector.sa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/90-Day-Innovation-in-Social-Housing-Project-case-study.pdf

[2] Public Sector SA (2019). 90 Day Projects. Available at: https://publicsector.sa.gov.au/culture/90-day-projects/

[3] Public Sector SA (2017). 90 Day Design Innovation in Social Housing Project – Case Study. Available at: https://publicsector.sa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/90-Day-Innovation-in-Social-Housing-Project-case-study.pdf

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid, p2.

External Links

DemocracyCo

90 Day Project

Notes