15.08.23 – Older Peoples Housing Strategy 2023 – 2028, Deliberate Fire in Hanley
Written by Hitmix Local News on 14 August 2023
An important new strategy which will help older people in Stoke-on-Trent live well at home for longer is set to be adopted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
The Older People’s Housing Strategy 2023-2028 has been developed on the back of new research which found that the number of people aged 65 and over in Stoke-on-Trent is expected to rise by 22.9 per cent in the next 18 years.
The strategy – which sets out how the city council can best support residents as they get older, whether they own their own home or not – was subject to a formal eight-week consultation back in November 2022.
Feedback collated during the exercise included residents being able to live in safe and pleasant communities, energy efficient homes and the importance of building new accommodation that allows people to remain in their home for longer and that is within easy walking distance of shops, community centres and frequent bus routes.
These suggestions have all been taken in to account and have been reflected within the final Older People’s Housing Strategy which is set to be approved by Stoke-on-Trent City Council at a Cabinet meeting today.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called at the weekend to extinguish a fire at a derelict building in Hanley.
Crews were called to Hope Street at just after 1am in the early hours of Saturday morning to find the building well alight
The fire was deemed to be cause deliberately, the building has been secured and the incident has since been left with Staffordshire police.