Open day for over-55s ‘HAPPI’ homes

The HAPPI homes development at Elker Meadows, Billington.
The HAPPI homes development at Elker Meadows, Billington.

A flagship Billington development featuring 19 two-bedroom “HAPPI” homes for the over-55s is to host an open day in November.

The HAPPI homes, or Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation, are designed specifically for older dwellers. They are spacious and open, highly energy-efficient, secure, adaptable and “care ready”, have high levels of natural light and green space, and can be digitally connected.

The Elker Meadow scheme, which has been developed by St Vincent’s Housing Association, also features easy-access parking and storage facilities, individual balconies, a communal lounge, a shared garden and allotments, and private courtyards.

Simon Hore, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s health and housing committee, said: “The provision of affordable housing for older residents is one of the biggest challenges facing the council.

“We are delighted to have supported this flagship development, which is one of the best of its kind and will bring much-needed high-quality accommodation for older residents to the borough.”

The open day will take place on Saturday, November 12th, from 10 am to 1 pm, where St Vincent’s Housing Association staff will be on hand to answer questions and an apartment will be available to view.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s housing team on 01200 425111 or St Vincent’s Housing Association on 0161 772 2165.