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Retirement housing show flat event for Scottish Housing Day

River Clyde Homes, the Inverclyde-based housing association, is launching its Retirement Housing initiative to celebrate Scottish Housing Day on Thursday 21 September. 

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River Clyde Homes, the Inverclyde-based housing association, is launching its Retirement Housing initiative to celebrate Scottish Housing Day on Thursday 21 September.

Retirement housing provides an enhanced housing management service to older people who require assistance to live independently, ultimately, enabling elderly residents to feel safer and more secure within their home.

The first retirement properties are in Broomhill Court in Greenock. The block is one of three multis, built in the late 1960s, in an area that is being transformed by a £26m regeneration programme. The event is at flat 126 (12th floor) and people are invited to visit the property to see for themselves the quality of the refurbishment between 12pm – 6pm.

Services on offer at the new look block will include; a facilities manager on site to look after the block, increased CCTV, call points on landings, guestroom facilities and a garden with seating areas.

The River Clyde Homes Board has agreed to rename the building; and the local Broomhill community will be involved in deciding the new name.

Albert Henderson, Chair of the River Clyde Homes Board, said of the project; “We are pleased to be marking Scottish Housing Day by launching this significant development. It has become increasingly clear in recent years of a demand for secure housing with level access that offers a level of support while valuing residents’ independence. The new retirement housing initiative aims to meet that demand and should ensure a sustainable future for the building.”

He added: “This is just one of a number of Scottish Housing Day initiatives being hosted by River Clyde Homes. At Broomhill Court visitors are invited to join us for a cup of tea and to join in some fun activities, sample some of the digital services and support that’s available and to basically ‘make themselves at home’.”

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