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  • 8 November, 2019

Work starts on new £5.4m specialist supported living scheme in Leith

Work has officially begun in Leith to bring new homes for local people living with disabilities.

Twenty-four new apartments are being built at the site on West Bowling Green Street which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities or learning development challenges.

The £5.4m Heron Court scheme, the first in Scotland, is being delivered by specialist supported living developer HBV in partnership with Lifeways, Inclusion Housing and Edinburgh City Council.

The development is expected to be completed by the end of next year. HBV has already delivered 50 developments in England and the scheme in Leith is the first of what it hopes will be a number of new schemes to help young disabled adults live more independently in Scotland.

Frank Ross, Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, said: “Edinburgh is known as an inclusive and caring city with strong communities that work hard to support each other. It is so important that our citizens have access to high-quality public services and, for many, access to good quality housing is the foundation of a good quality of life and good health. This new development at Heron Court will help 24 local adults with disabilities move into their own apartment from early 2021. It will offer the benefits of independent living with the security of on-site staff and I’m pleased to join Deidre Brock MP for this ground-breaking ceremony.”

Deirdre Brock MP said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to officially start work at this site in the heart of our community in Leith. We need to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are well cared for and looked after in suitable accommodation. This development will put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces when it is completed next year. I’m looking forward to visiting the site when it is completed and meeting its residents.”

Judith Proctor, chief officer of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, added: “Working with HBV and Lifeways, we have been able to identify a need for homes for adults with learning disabilities. We have procured a developer to deliver these homes – co-produced with residents to feature the access requirements and technology they need – and this has all been without the need for public funding.”

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HBV, said: “We are delighted to get work started at this special site in the heart of the community. We have had tremendous support from the planning team at Edinburgh City Council as well as the commissioning team responsible for delivering specialist supported care. We’re delighted that everyone recognises the need for specialist supported living accommodation for some of the local community’s most vulnerable people.It is pleasing to see that Scotland has some of the most forward-looking adult social care commissioners in the UK and we are engaging with as many of them as we can to help them bring similar schemes to their own localities. Many of the tenants living here will be having the keys to their own front door for the first time in their lives which will be a tremendous boost to their independence and a positive impact on their lives. We are tremendously excited by all the development and regeneration progressing in Leith and we are pleased to be playing a small role in contributing to a diverse and inclusive local community.”

Paul Atkins, of Inclusion Housing, added: “Heron Court is set to be a fantastic example of what can be achieved through innovative partnership. We are very proud to be part of this scheme in Leith and the best bit is yet to come; welcoming the residents into their new home.”

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  • 8 November, 2019

Work starts on new £5.4m specialist supported living scheme in Leith

Work has officially begun in Leith to bring new homes for local people living with disabilities.

Twenty-four new apartments are being built at the site on West Bowling Green Street which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities or learning development challenges.

The £5.4m Heron Court scheme, the first in Scotland, is being delivered by specialist supported living developer HBV in partnership with Lifeways, Inclusion Housing and Edinburgh City Council.

The development is expected to be completed by the end of next year. HBV has already delivered 50 developments in England and the scheme in Leith is the first of what it hopes will be a number of new schemes to help young disabled adults live more independently in Scotland.

Frank Ross, Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, said: “Edinburgh is known as an inclusive and caring city with strong communities that work hard to support each other. It is so important that our citizens have access to high-quality public services and, for many, access to good quality housing is the foundation of a good quality of life and good health. This new development at Heron Court will help 24 local adults with disabilities move into their own apartment from early 2021. It will offer the benefits of independent living with the security of on-site staff and I’m pleased to join Deidre Brock MP for this ground-breaking ceremony.”

Deirdre Brock MP said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to officially start work at this site in the heart of our community in Leith. We need to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are well cared for and looked after in suitable accommodation. This development will put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces when it is completed next year. I’m looking forward to visiting the site when it is completed and meeting its residents.”

Judith Proctor, chief officer of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, added: “Working with HBV and Lifeways, we have been able to identify a need for homes for adults with learning disabilities. We have procured a developer to deliver these homes – co-produced with residents to feature the access requirements and technology they need – and this has all been without the need for public funding.”

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HBV, said: “We are delighted to get work started at this special site in the heart of the community. We have had tremendous support from the planning team at Edinburgh City Council as well as the commissioning team responsible for delivering specialist supported care. We’re delighted that everyone recognises the need for specialist supported living accommodation for some of the local community’s most vulnerable people.It is pleasing to see that Scotland has some of the most forward-looking adult social care commissioners in the UK and we are engaging with as many of them as we can to help them bring similar schemes to their own localities. Many of the tenants living here will be having the keys to their own front door for the first time in their lives which will be a tremendous boost to their independence and a positive impact on their lives. We are tremendously excited by all the development and regeneration progressing in Leith and we are pleased to be playing a small role in contributing to a diverse and inclusive local community.”

Paul Atkins, of Inclusion Housing, added: “Heron Court is set to be a fantastic example of what can be achieved through innovative partnership. We are very proud to be part of this scheme in Leith and the best bit is yet to come; welcoming the residents into their new home.”

  • 2 October, 2019

Take a look at our new £3M supported living development in Cumbria

MARCH 11, 2019

Residents of a new £3m specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Cumbria were warmly welcomed into their new apartments by developers and local officials including the Mayor, Leader of the Council and Local MP.

Sixteen new apartments and two bungalows which have incorporated assistive technology, have been built at the site of the former church on Roose Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The site is exclusively for local people with physical or learning disabilities.

The scheme, called Church Place, was delivered by award-winning specialist supported living developer HBV.

John Woodcock, MP for Barrow-in-Furness, officially opened the scheme. He also planted an apple tree with the original engraved spade he used to dig the first sod of earth at the ground-breaking ceremony in 2017. John said: “This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the apartments and the assistive technology within them creates the opportunity for people with various kinds of disabilities to live a more independent life. The development has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted that my colleagues at the District Council and the County Council have worked brilliantly together to help deliver this scheme in our region.”

Alastair Sheehan, business development director at HBV said: “I’m delighted to welcome new residents to this important development in the community. There’s clearly a need for more of these kind of developments where vulnerable people are given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in supported accommodation. We are delighted that this site in Barrow provides a fine example of the specialist supported living model and provides a modern and safe environment for people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes, in the manner and dignity that they and all of us deserve.

  • 25 September, 2019

Inclusion and HBV secures their first supported living development in Scotland

24th June 2019

We are delighted to confirm we have agreed our first deal in Scotland to deliver new apartments for disabled adults in Leith, Edinburgh.

Heron Court, on West Bowling Green Street, will become a specialist new build 24-apartment development for people with a range of learning and physical disabilities.

Tenants will be referred to the scheme by adult social care commissioners at Edinburgh City Council. Lifeways will be the care provider and Inclusion Housing is the Registered Provider.

Alastair Sheehan, business development director of HBV, said: “We are delighted to get work started on our first scheme in Scotland and we hope this will be the first of many. We have received tremendous support and encouragement from Edinburgh City Council and the wider community. Our development provides the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but, with the added benefit of 24-hour on-site support staff. When blended at the outset with our assistive technology offering, outcomes for tenants are greatly enhanced.

We were also delighted to welcome pupils and teachers from Taobh Na Pairce Primary School who learned more about the scheme, the materials we are using and the development process.

 

  • 12 September, 2019

Inclusion Housing named “National Winner” For UK at European Business Awards 2019

Inclusion Housing has been named  “National Winner” for United Kingdom in The Chairman’s Selection Award category- “European Business Awards”.

The Chairman of the Judges included this category to recognise Innovation, Ethics and Business Performance. This situation arises sometimes in the Awards for exceptional businesses.

Inclusion Housing has made it to the final stage of the European Business Awards competition with companies from across Europe in The Chairman’s Selection Award category at the Judging and Gala ceremony event in Warsaw, Poland, on the 3rd & 4th December 2019.

Inclusion Housing is one of 37 National Winners selected from 250 of the Ones To Watch in United Kingdom that will now be attending the final Ceremony, Event and Judging in Warsaw.

Inclusion was named as Europe’s Best Small Business back in 2016.

  • 31 July, 2019

Inclusion Housing named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

   

 

Inclusion Housing has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of world’s largest and longest running business competitions.

 

Inclusion Housing was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

The ‘Ones to Watch’ for countries across Europe can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com.

 

Award winning IH is one of the leading national providers of non – government grant funded supported accommodation designed to meet a range of housing needs for adults with learning disabilities, mental ill health, acquired brain injuries, physical & sensory disabilities and extra care, including a specialist dementia scheme. With 2090 units in management, located across 91 local authority areas, we work in partnership with other organisations to meet the specific care and support needs of client groups with particular specialist requirements. Tenancies are granted to vulnerable people who receive daily support from specialist support providers.

 

Neil Brown, CEO of Inclusion Housing, said: “We were recognised as Europe’s Best Small Business in 2017 and this accolade demonstrates the continued growth and success of the business.”

 

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe”

 

He continued: “The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses creates jobs and drives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.”

 

Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from start-ups to billion euro businesses.

 

Inclusion Housing will now have the chance to compete in one of the 18 categories of this year’s European Business Awards to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, they will then take part in the Gala Final in December 2019, where the final 18 European winners will be announced.

 

 

  • 15 April, 2019

Primary Authority Scheme

Inclusion Housing has now received official nomination from the Secretary of State to enable Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Inclusion Housings to become Primary Authority Scheme Partners. This partnership will further enhance the high quality compliance service Inclusion Housing currently offers and ensure national consistency in the delivery of fire safety and compliance with fire Safety regulations.