Hanover Housing Association has today published its annual report which reviews achievements and performance in 2014-2015.
Within the last financial year the organisation has achieved some significant milestones. Following the appointment of Hanover’s new Chair Dr Stuart Burgess, Hanover has spent time developing its five-year strategic plan.
As a national provider of housing for older people, currently managing over 19,000 properties in approximately 600 locations, Hanover aims to develop over 1,000 homes during the next five years.
Among the achievements highlighted in the report is Hanover’s Extra Care development in Cinderford. Work to expand the highly popular existing scheme has been completed, meaning they are now able to offer twice as many homes for older people in the local community.
Their Extra Care development at Limetree Court Hackney is now complete providing much-needed high quality housing for residents. The estate is built to HAPPI (Housing Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation) principles and offers winter gardens and energy-efficient measures.
Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive at Hanover Housing Association, said: ‘We are living in fascinating times and while there are undoubtedly challenges, we are also seeing some real opportunities for Hanover and for the older people we serve.
‘People are living longer and we want them to continue to enjoy rich and fulfilled lives as independently as possible. Housing has a critical role to play within the wider policy framework of health and social care. Amongst their many benefits our neighbourhood-based estates can act as community hubs, facilitating access to support from external agencies for residents and the wider community.’