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Amanda Lamb supports Granny Annexes

Here at Granny Annexe we know the benefit that Granny Annexes offer to support an aging population in the UK. We were delighted to read Amanda Lamb speak out in support of Granny Annexes, in a recent 2015 interview. Amanda Lamb has spoken out about the benefits of Granny Annexes as part of Age UK’s ‘No One Should Have No One’ campaign. As part of this 2015 campaign Age UK highlighted the very sad statistic that 1 in 4 older people feel they have no one.

Granny Annexes offer independent living in the heart of the family. In her interview Amanda Lamb highlights some of the housing options that can prevent the isolation of older members of the community, such as our annexes. We were one of the lucky companies who worked with Amanda during the filming of her television show “My Flat Pack Home” in 2012, during the show, some of the benefits of Granny Annexes are highlighted. This includes the benefit of having loved ones living nearby.

Another benefit of Granny Annexes, also highlighted by Amanda Lamb, is the increase in property value as a result of adding an annexe. Not only do you have the opportunity to offer support to your elders, but an annexe can offer a great return on the initial investment.

Amanda Lamb with one of our annexes

Amanda Lamb with one of our annexes

To watch Granny Annexe on My Flat Pack Home please visit: http://www.grannyannexe.com/how-we-build-3/granny-annexe-on-my-flat-pack-home/ 

To read more about Amanda’s insights into the benefits of Granny Annexes, and to read her February 2015 interview with The Loughborough Echo please visit http://www.loughboroughecho.net/lifestyle/amandas-granny-annexe-8660545

To learn more about Age UK’s ‘No One Should Have No One’ campaign, please visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-news/archive/1-in-4-older-people-feel-they-have-no-one/


Age UK’s #BigKnit

Today the woolly hats made by Granny Annexe team are being posted to the Innocent Drinks Big Knit campaign1. The Big Knit (#BigKnit) is aid of Age UK which is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life2.

We love this campaign, it is a fun way to bring awareness of housing for the elderly, an issue which is at the heart of our business.

Age UK are using the Big Knit campaign to highlight the poor housing conditions of the elderly in the UK, detailed in Age UK’s ‘Housing in later life’. The report makes for unsettling reading, Age UK estimates that 1.7 million older people in the UK can’t afford to heat their homes, and over a third (36%) of older people in the UK say they live mainly in one room to save money.

It is so sad to read about this, whilst knowing our Granny Annexes offer a practical solution to keep the elderly warm in the winter. Our SIP panel buildings keep their residents warm and cosy all year round with minimal requirement for heating, because they are incredibly energy efficient3.

We are enjoying making little hats for Innocent Drinks and we hope it helps to bring awareness to this issue.

1. http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/
2. http://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are-/
3.http://www.sips.org/about/what-are-sips


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