Tag: Hanover Housing Association

Extra care housing development combats loneliness

Extra care housing development combats loneliness

An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

After narrowly missing out by the slimmest of margins for a place at this year’s World Para Athletic Championships to be held in London, a competitive wheelchair racer has taken time out of her hectic training regime to give Hanover Housing Association residents in Darlington an exercise master class. Born with cerebral palsy, Robyn Lambird has […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

When John Solomon’s car collided with a lorry in Germany, his doctors told him that he was unlikely to be able to drive or walk again. Now the Hanover Housing Association resident in Cornwall is venturing into the world of sailing.   Whilst setting up his own business in Germany, the former computer programmer and […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

There’s a new green spot for older people in Bicester to enjoy, after Cllr Les Sibley unveiled a garden oasis at a Hanover Housing Association estate near the town centre.   During a special afternoon tea – which coincided with The Great Get Together – residents at the appropriately named Hanover Gardens were joined by […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

A retirement housing development owned by Hanover Housing Association and known for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its residents and strong community spirit has unveiled a community defibrillator at Mill Hill Close.   Earlier this year residents at the Haywards Heath estate successfully gained a local authority grant to install a defibrillator. […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Residents at a local Bradford Extra Care estate were treated to an Indian musical masterclass when the QED Foundation (QED) visited the Dove Court development as part of its musical memories initiative.   The young-at-heart occupants of the Hanover Housing Association property couldn’t believe their eyes and ears when they were greeted by the delightfully […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care complex previews Tour de Yorkshire Trophy

Extra care complex previews Tour de Yorkshire Trophy

With less than a month to go before the Tour de Yorkshire gets underway, older people from Tadcaster were treated to a special visit of the cycling event’s golden trophy. development earlier this week.   The trophy, which takes the shape of the famous Yorkshire ‘Y’, paid a visit to residents at Hanover Housing Association’s […]

4th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

An extra care housing development in the historic market town of Cinderford has been shortlisted for a major honour at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards.   The Hanover Housing Association facility, Hanover Court, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best UK housing with care for 44 – 52 units’ category. The awards, which […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Tesco customers vote to develop residential sensory garden scheme

Tesco customers vote to develop residential sensory garden scheme

A group of Cambridge residents living at Hanover Close in Bar Hill have been awarded £3000 from Tesco to help transform their outdoor communal area into a sensory garden that will be beneficial to older people who have sensory processing issues.   The awarding of the funding is thanks to shoppers from Tesco stores in […]

20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three retirement housing estates owned and managed by Hanover Housing Association have won a national awards for being one of the most pet friendly housing estates in the UK.   Bishops Court, Teignmouth in Devon, Dornden Gardens, Chatham in Kent and Rope Walk in Bradford –upon-Avon were joined by estates from Wales & West Housing […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Hanover staff and residents raise over £13K

Hanover staff and residents raise over £13K

Staff and residents from 60 retirement housing estates owned by Hanover Housing Association were celebrating today after the housing group’s Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell presented Michelle Muir from Macmillan Cancer Support a cheque for over £13,000.   Residents from Maple Court, Consett in County Durham were part of a regional estate based initiative where […]

4th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents keep fit thanks to the Leyton Orient Trust

Residents keep fit thanks to the Leyton Orient Trust

Older people living at a supported housing development in Hackney, which is owned by Hanover Housing Association, are staying fit and healthy after the retirement housing provider joined forces with Leyton Orient Trust to provide exercise and wellbeing classes for residents.   The new initiative at Averley Court is largely thanks to Support Assistant Tunde […]

21st December 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

Residents living at Hanover Lodge have welcomed a new communal space after their landlord, Hanover Housing Association, unveiled a new lounge area where residents at the Stroud estate can relax and unwind.   The purpose-built common room provides a warm environment where residents can meet up with their neighbours for coffee mornings and enjoy social […]

2nd December 2016 | By | Reply More
Newnton Close residents join Caribbean Nurses to celebrate Black History Month

Newnton Close residents join Caribbean Nurses to celebrate Black History Month

Residents from Newnton Close, a Hanover Housing Association estate in Hackney, were treated to a cultural event with a difference when they played host to the Retired Caribbean Nurses and NHS travelling exhibition as part of Black History Month.   The exhibition celebrates the achievements and contributions of retired Caribbean nurses, chronicling their experiences from […]

20th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

For sixth year running, Hanover Housing Association has been awarded a Silver RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint for its contribution to improving animal welfare across its estates. Hanover remains the only national housing association to achieve the prestigious accolade.   The success is thanks to Hanover’s continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of its […]

28th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

With hospitals coming under increasing pressure to discharge patients as quickly as possible, and the numbers of emergency re-admissions on the increase, Hanover Housing has launched a re-ablement care flat to help ease the transition for older people being discharged from hospital early in the Bradford area and to help prevent the risk of isolation. […]

11th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Fresh new look for Hanover Close in Bracknell

Fresh new look for Hanover Close in Bracknell

As a leading national provider for people aged over 55, Hanover Housing prides itself on its range of attractive and affordable homes.   So, when the organisation’s Housing Management Team noticed that residents of Hanover Gardens in Bracknell had started to grow weary of the décor and lighting in their common room, they immediately set […]

28th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Helping Hertfordshire’s older people hear more clearly

Helping Hertfordshire’s older people hear more clearly

With one in six people in the UK affected with hearing loss, and the number of people using hearing aids increasing, Hanover Housing Association has been working in partnership with the Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service (HHAS) to help older people in the county to service and repair hearing devices.   The initiative – part of […]

6th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover joins with RVS to help improve older health and wellbeing during National Volunteers Week

Hanover joins with RVS to help improve older health and wellbeing during National Volunteers Week

As funding for community based activities for older people comes under increased pressure, cases of loneliness and isolation are on the rise. To help combat this, Hanover Housing Association has been exploring different ways of improving the health and wellbeing of its residents.   When Carol Atkinson, a local manager at Fernbank Court in Selby, […]

2nd June 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover launches new short-stay guest suite to help support independent living

Hanover launches new short-stay guest suite to help support independent living

In a landscape where £ 7million people have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and with a 28 per cent increase expected by 2020 in the UK alone; there is a growing need for housing providers and local authorities to provide preventative measures to help improve the health and well-being for the over-55s. Hanover Housing Association […]

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