Thursday 17 January 2013 7.33pm
What a shame if this does happen. Do Sheltered Housing units still have wardens and a large communal area?
Are Lambeth Residents aware of Sheltered Housing existing in the first place? And then the same sad story..selling off valuable land deemed to valuable for common old tenants to live in, so they will be 'decanted' into general purpose housing, miles away from any friends or family living nearby who would pop in and visit.
And as for designated elderly housing thats a story I have heard before. Just off New Kent Road
, down Meadow Row
and for the life of me cant think of the name but will post it later when i remember, there was a small row of flats built for elderly and disabled and within a few years property was allocated to tenants who were neither!
If this scheme goes ahead more elderly, lonely people will exist sadly behind four walls.