Monthly Archives: October 2012

A new retirement fund for London – it’s a step in the right direction…

I was delighted to read Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday of a £60m investment fund to invest in retirement properties for London. Retired people in London and indeed the UK need someone to champion them and equally, the acute shortage of retirement property for sale or rent in the UK is a major issue that has […]

We urge Landlords not to turn their backs on social housing tenants

Aki Ellahi, founder of Dssmove and Director of Rent Me Now produced a very interesting Open letter to landlords published in the Guardian Professional on 25 October 2012. Mr Ellahi highlights the ‘appalling’ stigma and stereotyping prevalent amongst UK landlords with regards to accepting social housing tenants and I wholeheartedly agree. Over 70% of our […]

We must address the issues surrounding ‘social isolation’ amongst the elderly.

I was sad to read a recent report from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) which claims that one in six people aged over 50 are ‘socially isolated,’ with few hobbies and limited social networks. The report showed that the least well off amongst this age group were the most isolated, with wealthier people […]