Eden Futures’ two new supported living services to the east of Hull city centre are taking shape with the company expecting to welcome users early next year. As a result, the company is recruiting 35 new support worker jobs over the next three to nine months to facilitate this.
Eden Futures supports adults with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, enduring mental ill health and autism across northern England and the Midlands. It’s provided flexible long-term care, support and housing solutions for over 25 years.
Construction is on track. Opening mid to late January 2021, the first service is 13 self-contained apartments retrofitted in an existing building. The second is eight new build specialist bungalows which are accessible for people with physical disabilities with built-in assistive technology.
Eden Futures is working with developers Preston Rd Developments Ltd, social landlord Hilldale Housing Association and the commissioning team of Hull City Council on these expanding services which are within 30 miles of its existing services in Bridlington, Goole, Cottingham and Scunthorpe.
Dave Whittock, director of service development at Eden Futures, says: “Every person we support has their own tenancy agreement and their own front door, regardless of how complex their behavioural needs are. We’ve helped many people to live in their own home in their own community. This is achieved by working alongside them with the cooperation of developers, commissioners, landlords and health professionals. This allows us to identify potential new sites where the right accommodation can be built, with the right support system around it so it can operate sustainably, like here in Hull.”