A groundbreaking ceremony, has taken place to mark the start of work on a £1.6million supported living development in Colne, Lancashire.
Due for completion in Spring 2018, the modern three storey scheme will provide 11 high quality apartments alongside communal areas and landscaped gardens that have been specially designed for adults with a range of support needs.
New residents will receive a tenancy agreement and there is no limit to how long people can live there. The development will enable adults with a range of support needs to live as independently as possible, with support from an on-site care team.
The Argyle Street development is a partnership project between Making Space, a national charity and leading provider of health and social care services, specialist accommodation developer Homelife and health and social care landlord Inclusion Housing.
The Pendle Mayor, Councillor David Whalley, who made the first cut in the earth, said: “First and foremost, Making Space look after the people they support with the upmost respect. I am a great believer in supported accommodation and I know they will do a good job here.”
Gaynor Chisnall, director of operations for Making Space, said: “At Making Space we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the people we support with choice and control and we understand the importance of partnership working to deliver this. We are drawing on the expertise of all involved, including our service users, to enable us to create a home which truly meets the needs of its residents.”
Andrew Hopkinson, director of Homelife, said: “We are delighted that Making Space has chosen Homelife to design and build the property in Colne. Making Space is a fabulous organisation with vision, and a caring supportive approach. The apartments on Argyle Street will make a big difference to people’s lives, enabling them to live independently with support”.
Sarah Waters, business director at Inclusion Housing, said: “Argyle Street is a prime example of what can be delivered through innovative partnerships that put the service users at their heart.”