A new supported living service run by Eden Futures in North Lincolnshire has welcomed its first tenant this week.Kelly moved into one of the eight specialist apartments that have been designed to provide a supported living service for people who require an alternative to residential care provision and with a learning disability or mental health need.
The new service in Scunthorpe is a re-development of two existing bungalows into enhanced, specialist supported living apartments that each includes their own front door, a bedroom, a bathroom/wet room and an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Each person has their own private garden, and the facility has assistive technology built in to the infrastructure to aid independent living.
Kelly told us: “I really love my new flat and I really love the staff.” Her mum added: “I’ve seen the progress of the development and I’m truly impressed with the facilities they are offering.”
Eden Futures has been working in partnership with the Care Housing Association to ensure the apartments and the service are of the highest level and means that support can be offered to people with more complex and challenging behaviours.
Dave Whittock, director of service development, from 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.
“The development continues to build on our other recent developments and provides further evidence of the on-going demand for Eden Futures services.”
The new tenants will look after their own tenancy, managed by Care Housing Association, who have kindly helped to provide individuals with a furniture pack when they move in, including all the essentials such as a single bed, wardrobe, sofa and a dining room table.
Matthew Eddisford, chief executive at 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. This new development provides Scunthorpe with high quality, sustainable properties that are truly reflective of the needs of our tenants and we are delighted to hear that *Kelly loves her new home.”