Catherine Bridge


Home modifications can help delay institutional care, creating benefits for the individual, the taxpayer and the healthcare system.


Ageing and disabled Australians have started a DIY revolution, turning to major hardware stores for home modification products that allow them to stay in their homes for longer.

Home to stay

Using state-of-the-art technology, Built Environment’s Catherine Bridge is working with industry to develop a new generation of products that will empower older Australians to live in their homes for longer. 

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Urban planning needs to address key barriers to downsizing, with fewer than one in 10 older people currently moving to smaller homes.

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When it comes to population there's disagreement about whether big really is better. In the latest issue of Uniken, some of our leading academics enter the debate on a "sustainable Australia".

In the latest Uniken, a leading researcher in housing accessibility warns Australia's homes are not keeping pace with the needs of our ageing population.