Covid-19

RHG members are working together and with other organisations to share information and practice and to support retirement housing providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have also been liaising with government to help ensure that PPE and testing is made available to staff working in all types of Retirement Housing. The Minister of State for Care has written a letter to RHG and the Retirement Housing Sector expressing thanks for the “vital role” that the sector has played in protecting vulnerable residents.

Government advice on Covid-19 can be found here, advice on returning to work safely (published 11th May 2020) here and specifically for supported living provision can be found here. Please also refer to the Housing LIN Information Hub which continues to hold the latest policy and relevant guidance issued by the government for the housing, health and social care sectors.

Join the Retirement Housing Group

RHG has led on producing industry good practice guidance, codes of practice and toolkits. We continue

external of BUPA scheme at Notting Hill gate
BUPA (Goldsborough Estates) scheme at Notting Hill Gate

to act as a collective voice influencing policy nationally and locally.  As  a member you can be part of this.

We have four main areas of activity:-

  • Developing strategic input to national and local policy that affects the retirement housing sector. This is based on our members’ experience.
  • Engaging with decision-makers to influence policy issues.
  • Publishing reports and briefings on key issue. These are available to members to support them in developing their own schemes and practice.
  • Developing toolkits for our members. This includes a sector-specific housing needs assessment model enabling assessment of the local level of demand for housing by older people across all tenures.

Membership of the Retirement Housing Group is open to retirement housing developers and housing managers, both Registered Social Landlords and private sector companies. Companies or organisations involved in the building, management and provision of housing-related advice for people of retirement age and over can also be members.

Find out more about RHG membership