Work has begun in Ormesby on a small, purpose built housing project for people with learning disabilities.
Spencerbeck supported housing development will provide a new and innovative housing choice, offering 12 high quality, spacious, one-bedroomed homes to rent. Residents will receive an assessed care package, with the potential for 24-hour onsite support, allowing them to live as independently as possible.
The homes will be built to a high specification with additional services tailored to meet the individual needs of the residents.
Partnering Coast & Country in the Redcare venture are Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and developer Galliford Try Partnerships North – supported with a £5 million grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Anthony Brown, Director of Property and Developments with Coast and Country, said: “Everyday life at Spencerbeck will offer residents the opportunity to live independently and be part of a safe and supportive community.
“We are very proud to be a part of this exciting and much-needed scheme designed to provide extra-care accommodation to those who need it most.”
Cllr David Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, added: “This plan to build new accommodation for members of the community with learning disabilities cements our commitment to ensuring a good quality of life for all the residents of our borough.
“We, alongside Coast & Country and housing construction company Galliford Try, hope that these developments can benefit our community for years to come.”