This Housing LIN Case Study no 100 showcases the award-winning HAPPI Independent Living Scheme for people over the age of 55, at St. Bede's in the heart of Bedford. It highlights the features of the scheme that make it such an attractive prospect for older people. Unlike traditional developments for the over-55 customer, there is a focus on independent living in a community environment, with state of the art facilities.
The development consists of 104 one and two bedroom luxury apartments, with an exceptional range of communal facilities including a restaurant, cafe, hair salon and shop, all set amongst landscaped gardens. With 51 apartments available at affordable rent and 53 available as shared ownership, the scheme aims to make independent living affordable for all.