Research shows that older LGBT+ people generally have worse health outcomes, are more likely to live alone, be single and less likely to have children and family support.
In 2020, Tonic Housing Association, a non-for-profit organisation which create vibrant and inclusive urban LGBT+ affirming retirement communities, was awarded a £100,000 grant from the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation (MCF).
In 2021, using the grant from MCF, Tonic launched the first LGBTQ+ affirming retirement community in the UK. Tonic@Bankhouse is a retirement community comprising 19 apartments in an affordable retirement community located on Albert Embankment in Vauxhall, Lambeth in London.
Learn more about our Older People & Housing programme here.