Dacorum Borough Council is holding a series of open days at some of its supported housing schemes this autumn.  The Council wants to highlight the benefits of supported housing, which offers independent living for people aged 60 and over.

Going along to an open day is the perfect way to find out more about what it's like to live in one of Dacorum's supported flats or bungalows.  Visitors can chat with staff and residents to hear about their social events and facilities, such as guest rooms and communal lounges.

Councillor Margaret Griffiths, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: "We are really proud of our supported housing service, which recently achieved a national 'outstanding' rating.  Many of our tenants are still active and working, but have the reassurance that their changing needs will be met as they grow older. We hope that local people will come along to one of our open days to see what supported housing can provide for older residents who live independently in their own home but with support close by".

There are 31 supported housing schemes across the borough, each with a supported housing officer who runs the scheme and looks after the residents' well-being.  Most schemes offer social activities.

The open days are taking place at the following locations:


Date of open day

Evelyn Sharp House, Adeyfield

19 October 12pm-4pm

Saturn Way, Highfield

24 October 9am-1pm

Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted

26 October 12pm-4pm

Florence Longman House, Apsley

1 November 12pm-4pm

Phyllis Courtnage House, Highfield

2 November 9am-1pm

William Crook House, Warners End

7 November 9am-1pm

Oaklawn, Tring

9 November 9am-1pm