Widening the Spectrum of Retirement Housing in Tower Hamlets
Gateway Housing Association is the largest provider of sheltered and residential care accommodation within Tower Hamlets and a leading local organisation in the delivery of older people’s accommodation services. In early 2012 Gateway inaugurated an Older People’s Housing Commission for Tower Hamlets to take forward aspects of the council’s vision, aims and plans for older people’s housing.
Creating opportunities to hear the different voices of older people living locally was at the heart of the Commission’s work.
The aim was to make a positive contribution to local housing strategy development, to strengthen the local evidence base and to ensure that Gateway’s own development strategies are well aligned with the latest knowledge of best practice.