Information and Guidelines

I have published a series of monographs which illustrate my work. 
They are based on present and previous work. 

Most can be downloaded as PDF documents ~ just follow the hyperlinks. 
For some, there is further information on this site. 

“Please can I have a banana for a change?”

Promoting an Enhancing Lifestyle in residential care homes for older people

This originates from a review of three residential care homes and draws the distinction between an enhancing and a restrictive lifestyle. Plenty of good material to conduct an audit for residential care. 

Download publication >>

Design and care & Care and design

[notes for architects and caring professionals]

A useful collection of design guidelines for residential care and sheltered housing.


Elderly People's Integrated Care System (EPICS)

A general outline 

Gives the EPICS framework and details of the demonstration projects. 

Download brief description of EPICS and its demonstration projects>>

                         Download publication >>

Lifetime Homes - and older people 

Lifetime Homes is now accepted as the standard for all sheltered housing schemes and indeed general housing. There are, however, specific aspects relating to older people which are illustrated here. 

Download brief description>>

See description in Design & Care Monograph>>

Joseph Rowntree Foundation >>


“You can’t ring the bell”

A proposal to develop ‘Mystery Visitors’ as a Quality Audit system using the experience of older people who use Health and Social Services, for example, when visiting hospital

Download article>>

Equity funded care 

Proposes a funding mechanism based on the equity within people’s homes 

Download publication>> 

The 20-20 Vision of residential care 

Looks to the future - key aspects of residential care in 2020 (akin to perfect vision!)

Download publication >>

Empowerment of older people and the Primacy of older people

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Right click with your mouse over the hyperlink
Select ‘SAVE AS ..’ from the menu which appears. Once saved, print out and enjoy reading it!
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If you have difficulty getting a monograph,
please get in touch

Please contact me  for further information

Richard Hollingbery,  1 Lower Wardown, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4NY

Tel & Fax: 01730 267 262,       mobile: 078 089 54 693