My Home Fits / The Home Test

Name of your initiative: 
My Home Fits / The Home Test
Short name (acronym): 
Mijn Huis Op Maat / Huistest
Website title and address: 
Mijn Huis Op Maat
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
more than 55 local communities in the Netherlands
Where is this organization located?: 
The Netherlands
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Josephine Dries
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative:
Part of larger strategy or programme: 
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
Mijn Huis Op Maat is a webplatform containing all information about getting older and living independent at your own home. The heart of the platform is the Home Test: an online list of questions which enables you to check possible improvements to your home for independent living. This test (free) provides you with your personal chechlist. Local communities can participate in the Home Test: they 'subscribe' to the platform which opens up a more extensive set of solutions to the inhabitants who fill out the Home Test. For each point of improvement they are provided with several solutions that can make things safer and more comfortable in their homes. Apart from the information, the Home Test, the Mijn Huis Op Maat platform hosts a search engine for entrepeneurs that provide solutions for older people and can take care of things that need doing in their home. Mijn Huis Op Maat is a platform which can bring together the local authorities, the elder workers, older peoples associations, housing associations, care organisations and local entrepeneurs to cooperate and offer a simple and straightforward tool to their inhabitants, clients and customers. The tool is used also as an awareness tool to point older people at their possibilities to take the lead in their lives and make sustainable choices on how they want to live when older.
The status of the initiative: 
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
Practical tool for awareness and information for older people on what improvements are possible in their own homes in order to leave independently for as long as they want. The tool is used by over 50 local authorities in the Netherlands and is meant to support local policy for independent living.
The geographical scope: 
Type of initiative: 
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
Local funding
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
There used to be a lot of policy talking about living independently however older people themselves never noticed something about this in their daily lives, were not aware of their own possibilities to prepare for this, nor their responsibilities in this. National and local policy goals in this topic are changing fast and awareness omong older people is poor.
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Housing: increase the number of older people living independently
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
make stakeholders cooperate in a better way by giving them a tool they all benefit from make new technology in the homes of older people better known
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
10.000 - 100.000
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
65 - 7980+
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
ImplementationPhysical adaptationsImplementationTechnology
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
Stimulation of SME's (small and medium-sized enterprises)User-empowerment and participation
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Not applicable
Who executes the initiative: 
(Social) Housing organisationNon-governmental organisationOther
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
BuildingIn a residential settingCity/municipality
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
we are already scaling up in different Dutch municipalities, perhaps through translation and cultural changes the tool can be applied in other countries too?
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
(Social) Housing organisationEnd-usersNon-governmental organisationOtherPrivate companySmall and medium-sized enterprises (SME)Provider of informal care
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
Translated, literally and in a cultural way.
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
GeneratieThuis offers participants a contract for 4 years, for 2000€ a year. This provides access to the tool, availability of ready to use communication material, annual training of volunteers.
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
Low time effort for employees of the municipality, hands-on character of the tool, easy up-to-date, continuity guaranteed with working business modell.
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
Other, namely
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: