New supported living development will increase independence for residents


Press Image 1 - Bankview WebOn 25th May The Avalon Group, in partnership with Kirklees Community Association and Care Housing Association, held a special opening event for a new development of Supported Living apartments in Mirfield. Designed and purpose built by West Yorkshire based developer Darren Smith, the six flats will provide an independent base and access to the community for individuals with a support/care need.


The property itself will be managed by Care Housing Association, with residents supported by The Avalon Group, who have over twenty years’ experience in providing Supported Living services across the community. Whilst there will be a team on hand twenty-four hours per day, the goal for the development is one of independence, with those taking up tenancies being encouraged to live independently, with support close by if it should be needed.

The opening was attended by Councillor Martyn Bolt, who cut the ribbon and made official the new property. Cllr Bolt said “It’s a wonderful thing to see a community coming together to make things better for everyone; that’s what makes an area like Mirfield so great.

“I’d like to wish the best of luck to all those making Bankview their home, and thanks to everyone who has had a hand in this project coming to fruition.”


Catherine Wielgus, the Locality Manager for The Avalon Group’s Kirklees team said “This is a fantastic development. I’m excited to see the flats come to life as the new tenants move in, and I know they’ll thrive in this vibrant, close-knit community.”

Care Housing Association CEO Matthew Eddisford added “Care Housing Association is delighted to have partnered with Avalon and KCA to deliver what is a fantastic and desirable place to live. What is most pleasing is to see how happy our incoming tenants are to be moving to a modern home which will enable them to increase their independence.”


Chair of Kirklees Community Association Peter Rock said “KCA is really pleased to be providing high quality accommodation to Care Housing Association and their tenants.  This has been as a result of using KCA’s unique status and working well as part of a team for the benefit of Kirklees people.”


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