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Storm Christoph: Boat Lane Court Evacuation – an adventure

Boat Lane Court is a retirement housing scheme with 54 apartments in Northenden on the banks of the Mersey.  The Court is managed by Retirement Security Limited the Court Manager is Gaynor Davis. On the night of Wednesday 20th January … Read More

Major changes to the planning system

RHG-UK has responded to two important planning consultations – ‘Changes to the current planning system’ and ‘Planning for the future’, both published by MHCLG on 6th august 2020. Whilst we welcome the opportunity for an overhaul of the planning system, … Read More

Minister thanks Retirement Housing sector for “vital role” in protecting the most vulnerable

The Minister of State for Care has sent an open letter thanking those working in Retirement & Extra Care housing for “playing a vital role in protecting the most vulnerable in our country” . The minister goes on to say … Read More


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED Join our seminar on 16th April in London and hear about what makes a good site for older persons housing, how local authorities can stimulate retirement housing development to … Read More

Private Rented Housing for Older People

On behalf of the Retirement Housing Group, Kathleen Dunmore and Julia Atkins gave evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing for Care as part of the APPG’s analysis of “Rental Housing for an Ageing Population”.  The review … Read More

RHG member Pegasus Life wins Housing Design Award for 4th year in a row

The Retirement Housing Group congratulates member, PegasusLife, for winning the HAPPI award at the Housing Design Awards for its ‘Chapter House’ development in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The win is the fourth in the row for PegasusLife at the Housing Design Awards, … Read More

HAPPI 4: Rural Housing for an Aging Population

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing & Care for Older People published the findings of its investigation into Rural Housing for an Aging Population on 30th April 2018. It makes a number of recommendations to organisations and public bodies … Read More

Housing White Paper & Review of CIL

Both the Housing White Paper and the Review of the Community Infrastructure Levy were published on 7th February 2017. They can be accessed here. In recognition of the fact that the population of the UK is growing faster than for … Read More

RHG responds to Law Commission consultation on event fees

Following the launch of the long awaited consultation on event fees in retirement properties, RHG has worked with the Law Commission to support it in its aim of making sure that event fees are fair and transparent. RHG met separately … Read More

RHG Conference 28th September 2017

RHG CONFERENCE: PLANNING A BETTER FUTURE FOR OLDER HOUSEHOLDS Free delegate places are now available for the Retirement Housing Group Conference 2017 to be held on 28th September 2017 at Trinity House London EC3. This year’s conference focusses on quality of … Read More

RHG shows benefits of reducing Stamp Duty for older downsizers

Our calculations reveal that in only two years a 1% reduction in Stamp Duty could free up 80,000 family homes. The reduction could be for households aged 55-plus who move to a smaller home or retirement housing, As a result, 220,000 more younger households could move into … Read More

Briefing note to CIL practitioners on viability appraisal of retirement housing

Retirement Housing Group has issued a briefing note to CIL practitioners on viability appraisal of retirement housing. The note prepared by Three Dragons for RHG, sets out the key issues affecting viability of older persons housing provision compared with provision … Read More