Hopton Hopefuls are a group of tenants who organise together to improve life for older tenants at Hopton Court in Hulme and also run a weekly savings club. They are working to establish something called a ‘naturally occurring retirement community’ within their tower block, working together with One Manchester housing association and On Top of the World Hulme.


Please contact Tina Cribbin, our Chair, for more information on 07874 039 416 or at tinacribbin@gmail.com.

Developing a ‘Naturally Occuring Retirement Community’ (NORC) at Hopton Court

Hopton Hopefuls recently co-produced a report about the amazing mutual aid that has emerged over time among the Hopton community as well as some of the challenges that older tenants have been experiencing with their accommodation and gaps in health and social care support. The report sets out ideas and recommendations from tenants for addressing challenges and developing a NORC at Hopton Court. It was co-produced with academics from MICRA and Manchester School of Architecture and with CLASS.

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