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.”
See the original press release at: http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/16589983.new-worcester-apartments-allow-disabled-people-to-live-independently/