The main aim of the ENABLE-AGE project is to examine the home environment as a determinant for healthy ageing, i.e. autonomy, participation, and well-being in very old age using a longitudinal perspective, involving five European countries. This symposium presents results from three different data sources. The first presentation overviews the project objectives and methods, showing that a wide range of well-proven measurements from various disciplines (e.g., psychology, occupational therapy) is administered in the ENABLE-AGE Survey Study at home-visits with randomly sampled N = 1919 very old people (75-85 or 80-90 years old respectively) living alone in their private urban homes. The design is longitudinal, comprising two measurement points with a one-year interval. For the qualitative ENABLE-AGE In-Depth Studies, 200 in-depth interviews (n-40 per country) were completed with older men and women in their own homes. A macro level update on housing policies, the ENABLE-AGE Update Review integrates the knowledge generated by the Survey and the In-Depth Studies. The second presentation will focus on the quantitative approach, emphasizing the relation of objective (e.g., accessibility) and subjective aspects of housing (e.g., meaning of home), as well as on psychological aspects (e.g., control beliefs) and their impact on healthy ageing. The third presentation will highlight data from the qualitative approach, exploring the role of gender on home and well-being. The fourth presentation will emphasize the role of different welfare regimes and their impact on the design and implementation of housing policies. A final presentation will attempt to integrate the different perspectives in order to analyse, within a wider perspective, person-environment interactions in very old age. Combining a macro level policy update with quantitative as well as qualitative empirical data collection has potential to contribute to research and application in order to enable elders to maintain independence for as long as possible.