Old Oak have been working with the Elders Resettlement team at LB Hammersmith & Fulham on how we can meet the needs of our older residents who may need aids and adaptations and address the issue of under-occupancy.

A series of visits were arranged to look at 3 sheltered housing schemes across the borough. Residents were invited to attend with no obligations other than to see what sheltered housing schemes can look like, meet other residents, talk to the staff that manage these schemes and look at the accommodation itself.

Feedback from residents was very positive which has led to two residents deciding to move to the schemes we visited and 2 others in the pipeline meaning that we are able to offer families on the housing waiting list a much needed home.

David Leach, Director of Old Oak, said: “We saw this as an opportunity for our older residents to really discover what sheltered accommodation is and to dispel some of the myths that linger around. Residents have enjoyed the opportunity to think about their future needs and this is beneficial to the residents, to us and to those families in desperate need of a family home.”