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1M RE GROUP 2: Duncan Lam (6) Enver Loh (7) Bryan Goh (8) Ryan Heng (9) Caleb Ho (10). The Accessibility of Elderly in Housing Estates. Contents. Reasons for research question Intro and background reading Methodology Survey Analysis Interview Analysis Discussion Conclusion.

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1m re group 2 duncan lam 6 enver loh 7 bryan goh 8 ryan heng 9 caleb ho 10
1M RE GROUP 2:

Duncan Lam (6)

EnverLoh (7)

Bryan Goh (8)

Ryan Heng (9)

Caleb Ho (10)

The Accessibility of Elderly in Housing Estates

contents
Contents
  • Reasons for research question
  • Intro and background reading
  • Methodology
  • Survey Analysis
  • Interview Analysis
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
introduction
Introduction
  • Most elderly live in housing estates (HDB Flats)
  • The elderly have trouble moving around housing estates
  • There are insufficient facilities for the elderly to move around easily
  • In the area of housing, there can be improvements – Houses can be more accessible
reasons for our research question
Reasons for our Research Question
  • Elderly had difficulties accessing the facilities in the housing estates (HDB)
    • Why?
    • What can we do to help them?
  • We wanted to allow them to make full use of the facilities provided for them
  • Some facilities were lacking
methodo logy
Methodology

Surveys for the general public

  • Elderly themselves, Those that have an elderly in their family
  • Sample size of 22 consisting of 8 minors below 20, 10 adults and 4 elderly
  • At Bishan Bus Interchange, random survey

Interview with someone who had exclusive knowledge on the topic:

  • Social worker in Ang Mo Kio
  • Ng Koon Sing
methodology survey
Methodology (Survey)

Objectives of survey:

  • Find out the general public's opinion on the accessibility level of the elderly in housing estates
  • Survey consisted of both MCQ questions and OEQ questions
methodology interview
Methodology (interview)
  • Sent an email to the Ang Mo Kio town council to check if Mr Lee Hsien Loong was available, but he was not.
  • Interview was carried out on 7 March 2012
  • We interviewed social worker, Mr. Ng Koon Sing instead.
  • Deeper insight was needed into this topic on the elderly
  • The survey only covered breadth, but not depth
survey findings
Survey findings

Fig 1.1 The difficulty level of the elderly moving around their neighbourhood on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest)

survey findings1
Survey findings

Fig. 2 How the general public think the elderly move around/How the elderly move around

survey findings2
Survey findings

Fig. 3 The areas where accessibility can be improved in the neighborhood

interview findings
Interview findings
  • Accessibility level of the elderly in Singapore is acceptable
  • Some elderly still face problems with travelling around their neighbourhood.
  • Shelter is an important factor