Specialised Supported Housing is creating 20 new apartments in Comer Road, St John’s which will allow disabled people to live independently thanks to technology.
For example, residents will be able to lock their doors and turn on appliances using remote controls.
Grant Livingstone, founder of Specialised Supported Housing, said: “After growing up with a brother who had a learning disability, I quickly realised that the care industry needed support from the private sector to supply quality supported living environments.
“I work with a team of like-minded partners and our vision is to build homes that will lead to better outcomes for those that live in them.”
The developers are working in partnership with support provider, Lifeways, and social care landlord, Inclusion Housing, to provide the apartments, which are due to be complete early nexr month.
Jabba Riaz, the Mayor of Worcester, joined the developers to celebrate the progress of the housing scheme with a tree planting ceremony.
Cllr Riaz was also given a tour of the new development, named Bedwardine Court, and was able to find out more about the homes that will be available to people in the local area.
“I was very impressed by the level of equipment and thought behind the design and build of the project,” said Cllr Riaz. “It shows what can be achieved when developers, care providers and local authorities come together to achieve a common goal.
“Grant clearly has a personal motive and ambition to build the best supported living accommodation in the business and that passion shows in the level of detail, the high quality of finish and empathy toward the eventual tenants.”
Tom Falconer, project manager at Lifeways, said: “Lifeways is thrilled to be part of finding a solution to meet the needs of local people wanting to move on to greater independence.”
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Residents of a £2.5m specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults were warmly welcomed into their new apartments at an official launch event in Workington.
Viaduct Court, a development of sixteen new apartments on Falcon Street people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.
Viaduct Court has been developed by local specialist supported housing developers Acer Holdings Limited and HBV.
Tenants were joined by Elizabeth Mallinson (Chair of Cumbria County Council), Ian Jones (Chief Executive of Allerdale Borough Council) and the Mayor and Mayoress of Workington at a special event to mark the official launch.
A spokesperson for Acer Holdings Limited, said:
“We are delighted to welcome some of the most vulnerable people in our community to our new development. Judging from the waiting list of people wanting to move in, 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 sheltered accommodation.
“We are pleased to be bringing more of these developments to Cumbria and we are grateful for the support of all the officers who commission adult social care services and local politicians who are supporting us to deliver them in the region.”
Mayor of Workington, Councillor Barbara Cannon, said:
“As a local resident, I’m pleased that Workington is providing a fine example of the specialist supported living model and providing a modern and safe environment for disabled people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes.”
Elizabeth Mallinson, Chair of Cumbria County Council, said:
“This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the scheme has proved so popular with the tenants and their families. Viaduct Court has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted to see a positive partnership coming together between the public and private sector to deliver this scheme.”
Alastair Sheehan, director of HBV, added:
“This kind of specialist supported living schemes help tackle the issue of isolation faced by vulnerable adults. They give residents the choice to live where they want to, independently and in a safe environment.”
New £3m independent living housing scheme opens in Buxton. The official opening of the new Dale Valley View in Buxton. A new specialist supported housing scheme for disabled adults has opened in Buxton. Dale Valley View, on Dale Road, is a £3m development with 15 specialist apartments to enable tenants to live as independently as possible while also providing 24/7 help and support. Councillor Jean Wharmby, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for adult care, who officially opened the building, said: “It’s a welcome new development which will give people with a disability more choice about where they live.” Alastair Sheehan, development and planning director for HBV, said: “This is a prime example of how specialist supported housing can make a huge difference to adults with disabilities.”
Supported living developer HBV has completed a £7m build project in Coventry.
It will hand over the new supported living scheme in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, in March.
The scheme comprises a single block of eight and a single block of 16 apartments. In addition, 10 apartments supporting adults who require high levels of complex care will be launched.
HBV’s appointed contractor is J Tomlinson and the residents, who will be referred by Coventry City Council, will move in soon after the final interior is fitted out.
Alastair Sheehan, head of development at HBV, said: “We are committed to improving the standards of supported living accommodation and are confident that Jardine Crescent will be a much-welcomed addition to Coventry.
“Our development provides the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff. When combined at the outset with assistive technology commissioned concurrently, the outcomes for tenants are greatly enhanced.”
Cllr Faye Abbott, cabinet member for adult services at Coventry City Council, said: “It is fantastic to see Coventry have a development of this type. This scheme goes a long way in providing a safe and comfortable environment for people with learning and physical disabilities, as well as more serious cases of complex care.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has also given his backing to the project.
He said: “It’s important to me to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society are cared for in the West Midlands. One of the key issues I want to address as Mayor is to not only see existing housing stock improved and upgraded but new developments like this built on appropriate brownfield sites like this.
“This is a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model which is a fantastic approach to dealing with the shortage of quality accommodation for vulnerable adults.”
He added: “By living in their own apartment, rather than living with parents or in sheltered accommodation, vulnerable adults will gain more independence and dignity to live their lives in a supportive community.
“I would be keen to see more specialist supported living schemes developed in this way at the right sites.”
HBV operates in a joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments.
Calderpeel was architect on the project and care will be provided by Lifeways, Registered provider is Inclusion Housing.
The development is future-proofed with integrated assistive technology provided by ATEL including automatic doors, care call system and access control.
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