(sigh.....) New Year, same old Kass. Kass, the point I made was a valid one, I managed over 16 schemes as an area manager once - what's your experience in the field? Anyway, as the demand for social housing grows ever stronger many people see the "over 55" schemes as a route in despite the fact that many of them are still working and have no "real" support needs.
It's ridiculous to assume that on a scheme of 30,40,50+ properties all tenants are going to require the same level of services and It's these people who will challenge tenancies and the like if it would reduce their outgoings, particularly as personalisation is going to make it harder for landlords to hold people to these services.
There's also the fact that in a rapidly ageing society 55 is nowhere like the age and infirmity it used to suggest in years gone by. However, personalisation and the like will sound the death knell for many schemes as some will choose a pendant/telephone system that is much cheaper than a resident warden which will increase the cost to remaining residents or the RSL
Surely you'd be all for tenant choice Kass?