Florence House in Egremont is a wonderful success story of a new older person’s housing scheme brought to life through enthusiastic community engagement in a well-established west Cumbrian market town with a long industrial heritage.

Home Group acquired the site with the transfer of Copeland Borough Council’s entire housing stock in 2004 but a sheltered housing review revealed that the sheltered scheme previously located there was outdated and no longer fit for purpose.

So began the plans to redevelop the site into what has become a very popular and much-loved affordable rented scheme of 22 contemporary and aspirational two-bedroom apartments for the town’s older population.

Read the full case study.