26 Aug 2015
Herne Bay's MP recently visited a local retirement housing scheme to find out more about how Anchor supports older people in the area.
Sir Roger Gale MP and his dog Lolly decided to visit Anchor’s St Clements Court retirement housing scheme in Canterbury Road for a quick tour and a cup of tea with tenants.
St Clements Court Manager Sue Hodges said: “We’re thrilled the MP chose to visit us because we are such a friendly community here, like a big extended family.
“We really enjoyed welcoming Sir Roger, chatting about local issues and showing him what makes St Clements Court so special.
“With the growing number of older people in Herne Bay, as with the country in general, we explained to the MP how our services are geared specifically towards older people to help them maintain independence in later life.
“Anchor’s Grey Pride campaign has highlighted that people often overlook the issues facing older people, so I’m glad the MP took the time to visit, meet our tenants and talk about the things that matter to them.”
St Clements Court is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people.
Pictured, L-R: Standing - Fred Hadaway, John Cornell and Nick Dobson; Sitting - Joe Newman, Sir Roger Gale MP and his dog Lolly.