Out of Office


Tap into top tips for working from home that can support happy and healthy ageing from the team behind Home Office to Age in Place at Northumbria University.

Design Age Institute has been collaborating with researchers from Northumbria University and Loughborough University to explore the principals of working well from home in a new guide on designing better workstations.

More people than ever are working into their later years, and increasing numbers are working from home, including setting up businesses and remote working. Too frequently, many of us are left to set up home offices or workstations with little guidance or understanding on how to work healthily, especially as we get older. Addressing the lack of specific guidance for setting up home workstations for different health conditions, we are happy to share Out of Office: guidance on working from home as we age.

Out of Office, was inspired by workshops with users including Physiotherapists and Occupational Health professionals involved in Home Office to Age in Place project, led by Northumbria University and supported through the Institute’s Pathfinder Innovation Programme.

You can find the guide below for top tips on adapting your own home office to support better health and wellbeing, or dive into the full research report here.