Housing associations team up on home accessibility improvement plan

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Three national housing associations have joined forces to in a bid to help people live independently for longer.

Johnnie Johnson Housing, Karbon Homes and Anchor Hanover have collaborated over the past year to create a new business which will future-proof housing stock and support people to live independently in their homes for longer

Invisible Creations is a new start-up business founded with the plan to create inclusive home adaptations and new ranges of innovative product solutions to aid mobility.

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Commenting on the move, Yvonne Castle, chief executive of Johnnie Johnson Housing and chair of the new company, said: “At Johnnie Johnson, we’re absolutely delighted to be working with partners to lead the way in revolutionising adaptations. It’s been great to work with like-minded organisations like Karbon, Anchor, and the National Housing Federation to make this happen.”

Adding: “We all have a desire to create adaptations that aren’t the ugly looking ones that are in the marketplace at the moment. We should all be able to age in our own homes and be proud of how they look. That’s the aim of our joint new company Invisible Creations. It’s an exciting time for innovation in housing.”

The idea for Invisible Creations emerged from the National Housing Federation’s ‘Creating our Future’ Programme in 2018.

Anchor Hanover chief financial officer and Invisible Creations board member Sarah Jones said: “As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, we understand the importance of attractive adaptations in the home which can enable people to live independently for longer.”

Concluding: “We are proud to be supporting Invisible Creations in developing new products that provide more choice in how these adaptions are made, so more people can have a home where they love living in later life.”

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