Mayor of London confirms £5.7 million loan for first LGBT+ retirement home

Surely this is discrimination? Or does it work one way? But hey screw people like my dad who has worked most of his life, pay his taxes and the result is living opposite a petrol station, of course, forget about the discrimination against him.

Save the culture you say? HAHAHAHA, the culture is dead, bye Britain.

Full post from mylondon.news below…

The UK’s very first LGBT+ affirming retirement community is set to open in London thanks to a £5.7 million loan from the Mayor of London.

The loan will be used to purchase 19 homes within One Housing Bankhouse in Vauxhall with the aim of forming a community to support elderly LGBT+ people in later life.

Tonic Housing said homes will be up for sale in late Spring 2021, with residents expected to move in during the Summer.

The move is described as a “major milestone for LGBT+ housing” as the community will be the first of its kind in the UK, following widespread demand for LGBT+ affirming provision.

Tonic Housing vowed to “create a unique offering of housing with care that celebrates LGBT+ identities with the community at the very heart of their homes.”

Staff at the houses will receive LGBT+ training and will organise events that coincide with the interests of residents, including collaborations with other LGBT+ organisations.

The complex was designed by Norman Foster, and features “high-quality” one and two bedroom homes, a restaurant, and a community space overlooking the Thames.

Anna Kear, CEO of Tonic Housing, said: “We are making history today, realising a long-held dream to provide a safe place for older LGBT+ people to live well, in a community where they can be themselves and enjoy their later life.

“We applaud the Mayor of London for recognising and supporting the needs of older LGBT+ Londoners.

“We intend this to be the first of many Tonic retirement communities, achieved by working in partnership in London and other cities.”

She continued: “These first homes, which are already built and currently empty, will enable people who need and want this accommodation to have the benefit of it immediately.

“Working with One Housing, we can complement the excellent care services that they provide for residents in the scheme.

“We intend that future Tonic schemes will provide a range of tenures directly, created through further acquisitions or new developments. Bankhouse is an important milestone in Tonic’s evolution.

“We’re so excited to get our future residents settled in their new homes and living in our community. Moving in is just the beginning!”