Project information

Elderly Tenants

We want to provide more support for older private tenants and to increase their active engagement in our work through a new Pensioner Renters project. We wish to employ a designated worker to provide direct support to older people.

October 2012 - October 2013

Charity information: Brent Private Tenants' Rights Group

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  • Need

    Need

    Older private tenants live in the worst housing conditions, often enduring cold, damp, un-modernised homes and suffering fuel poverty and landlord neglect. Despite this, private tenants are rarely seen as a ‘worthy cause’ for charitable giving and do not evoke a ‘feel-good’ factor among potential donors

    Solution

    The project will result in an improved quality of life for older private tenants and the alleviation of poverty, isolation and stress.
    Older private tenants will benefit from more, and more comprehensive, advice and support.
    Older private tenants will be able to make more informed choices about their future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To empower older people so that they will be able to stand up for their rights

    Activities

    » A worker will visit the older people to be supported and will show the them how to practically liaise with their landlords

    Older private tenants will benefit from more, and more comprehensive, advice and support.
    Older private tenants will be able to make more informed choices about their future.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will result in an improved quality of life for older private tenants and the alleviation of poverty, isolation and stress.
    Stats of the number of elderly people will be regularly kept and client feedback collated.

    Risk

    Th client group might be reluctant to take on board change or advice.
    In the past having an elderly worker offering advice to gain elderly clients trust and to motivate them to follow the advice given.

    Reporting

    A quarterly report detailing with charts number of elderly people advised ,type of activities carried out and the resulting benefits.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 salary A partime caseworker to advice the eldelry group
      £1,000 Marketing 2 prom0tional and advice workshops
  • Background

    Location

    Our catchment area will cover West London

    Beneficiaries

    We want to provide activities for older tenants to overcome their isolation. West London is a very different and more diverse community than when most of our older tenants moved in many decades ago, and to them it can appear threatening.We want the capacity to encourage more of them to join in our campaigning work which brings together tenants of every age and ethnic group.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our long experience and grasp of Rent Act tenancies (the dominant tenancies of older tenants) is renowned and exceptional, and for this we are better equipped to provide information to older tenants as they get frailer, and to be seen as someone they can trust to help them decide what's best for them.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Janetta

    One of our current member who is very keen to empower elderly people being an elderly tenant herself