Saunders Boston Architects’ Director, Darren Heffer, was appointed as Joint Regional Chair of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) for the Eastern Region following four years in post on the Eastern Steering Committee.
The Housing LIN is a network of housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland that aims to improve housing solutions for elderly people through discussion, planning and shared ideas. Heffer’s first event as Joint Regional Chair saw discussions on new housing strategies to support older people, a look at lessons learned from developing a quality retirement community, and the past and future of the Housing LIN.
Heffer said: “Designing for community is at the heart of what we do at Saunders Boston Architects, and ensuring that the same quality of design is given to the elderly community is something we feel very strongly about. The Housing LIN is a fantastic network of people that share this vision, so I’m very proud to be representing the Eastern Region to drive the ambition towards providing better housing for the elderly.
“Through the extensive Housing LIN network and the expertise of its members, we will be able to bring together the various industries that provide for the elderly in order to unify our common goal, which is to ensure the best quality in social care, housing and, ultimately, quality of life.”