Care Housing Association’s new supported living service in North Lincolnshire, run by supported living provider Eden Futures, welcomed its first resident last week.
Kelly* moved into one of the eight specialist apartments that have been designed to provide a supported living service for people who have a learning disability or mental health need and require an alternative to residential care provision.
Queens View in Scunthorpe is a new development of enhanced, specialist supported living apartments. Each includes its own front door, a bedroom, a bathroom/wet room and an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. There is also direct access to private gardens as well as the added advantage of assisted technology.
Kelly* told us: “I really love my new flat and I really love the staff.” Her mum added: “I’ve seen the progress of Queens View and I’m truly impressed with the facilities they are offering.”
Eden Futures has been working in partnership with Care Housing Association to ensure the apartments and the service are of the highest level and mean that support can be offered to people with more complex and challenging behaviours.
Dave Whittock, Director of Service Development at Eden Futures, told us: “This is another great example of how we have worked in partnership with our key stakeholders. This redundant and dilapidated care home has been given a new lease of life and brought back into the social care sector.”
“This development continues to build on our other recent developments and provides further evidence of the ongoing demand for Eden Futures’ services.”
Matthew Eddisford, Chief Executive of Care Housing Association, added: “Care have been delighted to work with Eden Futures on this and other developments. Through this collaborative approach to development we are able to continually raise the standard for specialist supported living. Queens View provides high quality, sustainable properties that are truly reflective of the needs of our tenants and we are thrilled to hear that Kelly* loves her new home.”
*Name changed to protect identity