All the home comforts for great-great grandmother Iris McGowan

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Published by kerri smith for Homes in Havering in Housing and also in Bill Payments

Ninety three-year-old Iris McGowan spent her early family life bringing up five children in one attic room and using a shared bath. But that all changed in 1950 when she moved to one of the first homes built in Harold Hill. Great-great grandmother Mrs McGowan now appreciates all the home comforts – including a brand new bathroom, which has just been installed by Homes in Havering (HiH) as part of its Decent Homes programme. HiH, which manages Havering Council’s housing stock, is spruci...

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