Age Friendly Social Housing Programme

Delivered by HACT in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, Fusion 21, Clarion, South Yorkshire Housing and a number of innovative social landlords, the Age Friendly Social Housing Programme aims to support social landlords, local agencies, and communities to work together to improve opportunities and outcomes for people aged over 50 living in three places (initially Bradford, LB Southwark, and the combined authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole).

Why it matters and what we aim to achieve

Over 55s are an ‘at risk’ group for experiencing isolation, and organisations like Age UK warn that the UK is facing a ‘loneliness crisis’.  As established landlords, local anchor organisations and placemakers, housing associations can and do play a significant role in creating age friendly communities, providing homes and a range of services that can support people to age well in the places and communities they call home.

Our newly established Age Friendly networks will facilitate joined-up thinking and working between social landlords and their partners around their activities and services for over 50s in the three localities, allowing us to pool resources and move from individual to collective action.

The networks will work alongside residents to create new activities and services for over 50s and enhance existing age friendly provision within each area, testing new approaches to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

Next steps

Over September, we will do kick-off events to launch the programme with each local network. We will share our learning on this page, and invite local housing associations and organisations to join us.

Get involved

If you would like to get involved or to find out more information, contact HACT Age Friendly Social Housing Programme Manager Paramjot Kaur

Get in touch

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 7 September

Age Friendly Social Housing Programme Kick-off
Southwark

Wednesday 14 September

Age Friendly Social Housing Programme Kick-off
Bradford

Wednesday 21 September

Age Friendly Social Housing Programme Kick-off
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Join the Age Friendly Network

If you would like to join the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment’s wider Age Friendly Network, contact HACT Network Lead, Adam Chester