28 February, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: HACT support Horizon Housing to understand the social impact of aids and adaptations in homes.

HACT is supporting Horizon Housing and a consortium of social landlords to understand the social impact of implementing aids and adaptations into people’s homes so that they can stay in the property for longer.

This project will complement a wider literature and policy review of adaptations across Scotland being supported by Horizon and undertaken by Cache and Stirling University. It will also take into consideration the Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 strategy.

HACT will create a social value framework and implementation plan so that Horizon can demonstrate the wellbeing and social impact of aids and adaptations. The review will consider current implementations carried out between January – March alongside retrospective implementations.

Alongside the data from Horizon, HACT will also receive data from five other Scottish social housing organisations, allowing us to evaluate the impact of aids and adaptations across social housing in general, rather than just from one organisation providing the consortium with an opportunity to drive innovation and thought leadership in this space.

“HACT is very excited to be working with Horizon and a consortium of 8 other Scottish housing providers to test and learn from this new pilot social value research project.


Aids and adaptations is a really interesting context to apply HACT’s wellbeing valuation approach and in thinking about the social impact of this work, Horizon and the consortium have demonstrated that they are proactively thinking about the extent to which all forms of engagement with residents can affect their wellbeing.


The enthusiasm from all those involved has been fantastic, and we’re looking forward to analysing the data and reporting on findings and supporting the consortium to embed social value measurement within this specific part of the business.”

Frances Harkin

HACT, Head of Research

The full report will be available in June 2022, where we look forward to sharing the findings.

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