HAPPI Hour - Creating age-friendly social housing

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  • Really interesting real life examples of retirement communities.
  • Very good examples of co-design and community development.
  • Informative and thought-provoking - thanks!


16:00 Zoom format – Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Communications and Events Officer, Host, Housing LIN ~ @HLINcomms (opens new window)

16:02  Welcome and introduction – Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)


  • Dr Mark Hammond, Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture
  • Dr Alan Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at University of Manchester
  • Dr Niamh Kavanagh, Research Associate, Manchester University ~ @TheMSArch (opens new window)

16.35  Julia Ashley, Business Development Director, Aster Group ~ @AsterGroupUK (opens new window)

16.45 – Alison Benzimra, Head of Research and Influence, United St Saviours Charity ~ @UnitedStSaviour (opens new window) @AlisonBenzimra (opens new window)

16.55 – Audience Q&A

17:15 – Chair’s summary and close –  Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)


Please book your place using the 'book now' button. Attendees will be sent the ZOOM details before the event.

You will be asked to join the webinar 10 mins before the start time to allow for a prompt start.


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