Open days to help residents discover supported schemes

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Older residents are being invited to find out more about the benefits of living in supported housing at open days planned at some schemes run by Dacorum Borough Council. Supported housing is for people aged 60 and over who live in the borough and allows residents to remain independent, in a self-contained flat or bungalow suitable for one or two people, with support available if and when it is needed.

Running from 11am- 2pm, at supported housing schemes across Dacorum, visitors can drop in and speak to current tenants and council officers about living in supported housing, have a tour of the facilities and get more information about how to apply.

The dates are:

Friday, July 24 at William Crook House, Warners End, Hemel Hempstead

Thursday, July 30 at Elizabeth House, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead

Thursday, August 13 at Phyllis Courtnage House, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead

Thursday, August 20 at Willows Edge, Kings Langley

Thursday, September 10 at Two Beeches, Grovehill, Hemel Hempstead

Thursday, September 17 at Oaklawn, Tring

Dacorum Borough Council manages 31 supported housing schemes at locations across the borough. Last year, the council’s supported housing service was the first provider in England and Wales to be presented with the three star accreditation for Service Excellence Standards from the Centre for Housing Support (CHS).

Cllr Margaret Griffiths, portfolio holder for housing said: “We are really proud of our supported housing service. It allows our tenants to live an independent life with the assurance that support is available when they need it. Whether you are interested in supported housing for now, or considering it for your future, I’d encourage you to join us at our open days to find out more about why it could be a good option for you.”

Supported housing offers benefits including:

24 hour community alarm monitoring service

communal areas which may include lounges, gardens and kitchen

guest room for visitors

organised social activities

To find out more or to book a place at an open day, residents should email or call Emily Dillon on 01442 228000