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£3.5m elderly housing project opened

Published 17/06/2009

A £3.5 million housing scheme for the active elderly has been officially opened in south Belfast by the Northern Ireland's Older People’s Advocate.

Dame Joan Harbison last week opened Trinity Housing’s scheme on the Ormeau Road.

Trinity Housing said the scheme, comprising of 29 apartments ranging from wheelchair apartments |to one and two bedroom apartments, is the latest in a series of projects |designed for active elderly |tenants.

A spokeswoman said: “The land on which Trinity Lodge is built is |a former headquarters of the |British Medical Association and was purchased in 2004 with a total |project investment of over £3.5 |million, including funding from the |Department for Social Development.”

Dame Joan said: “As Older People’s Advocate, I believe schemes such as this are very important to help |keep older people involved in society.”

Dame Joan was appointed Older People’s Advocate on November 3, 2008, pending the development of a Commission for Older People.

Trinity Housing is a not for profit organisation which exists to provide housing and housing support services throughout Northern Ireland.

It provides accommodation for the elderly, supported housing for people with additional housing needs and general needs family housing.

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