New supported living services and jobs coming to Chesterfield


Eden Futures’ new supported living service in the Brampton area of Chesterfield is taking shape, with the company planning to welcome users next Spring.  As a result, the search is on for 32 new support workers and staff to work there.

Construction is on track. Opening late March 2021, Eden Futures will provide six self-contained apartments and six new build specialist bungalows with built-in assistive technology.

Working with developers The SSL Partnership, social landlord Inclusion Housing and the commissioning team of Derbyshire County Council to provide this new service, it’s 8.5 miles away from Eden Futures’ existing services in the county.

Dave Whittock, director of service development, says: “Despite the challenges of the pandemic we’re moving forward with our plans to meet the shortage of specialist supported living services which are much needed in communities. We welcome applications for the posts to support the service which are advertised on our website.

“We’ve already helped more than 650 people across 150 sites to live in their own home in the community, and we work alongside them and their relatives to achieve this in collaboration with developers, commissioners, landlords and health professionals.  We have a number of schemes under construction across the country including Chesterfield and in Hull, Derby and Newark, creating more than 200 full time jobs in total.”

To arrange a referral email referrals@nulledenfutures.org. To join the team visit https://www.edenfutures.org/work-for-us/search-jobs/

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Photo – the new service under construction.

New supported living services and jobs coming to Derby city


Eden Futures’ new supported living service in Derby city is taking shape with the company expecting to welcome users early next year.  As a result, the company is recruiting 25 new support worker jobs over the next three to nine months to facilitate this.

Construction is on track. Opening late January 2021, Eden Futures will provide 12 self-contained apartments and three new build specialist bungalows with built-in assistive technology.

Eden Futures is working with developers Minster Developments and Specialist Supported Living Ltd,  social landlord Inclusion Housing and the commissioning team of Derby City Council to provide this new service which is 11 miles away from its existing services in Derbyshire.

Dave Whittock, director of service development, says: “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 Derby.”

To arrange a referral email referrals@nulledenfutures.org. To join the team visit https://www.edenfutures.org/work-for-us/search-jobs/

Image: CGI of new Derby service exterior

Eden Futures announces 2021 development pipeline and jobs creation


Eden Futures has revealed solid plans for new developments in 2021, building on its expansion and progress during 2020 when it opened three additional supported living services.

Like many providers, Eden Futures faced challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of delays to project development. Now back on track, the next 12 months will see nearly 70 apartments and specialist bungalows being built and opening.

David Whittock, director of service development at Eden Futures says, “As with other organisations, we’re having to adapt to the pandemic accepting that it is here to stay for some time. Despite this challenging national situation, there remains a need for more specialist supported living services to be built in communities.

“To date we’ve helped some 652 people across 171 sites to live in their own home in the community, working alongside them and their relatives in collaboration with developers, commissioners, landlords and health professionals.

“We currently have six schemes under construction in Hull, Derby, Chesterfield, Newark and are discussing new sites in Leeds with local authorities and housing providers. Across these seven locations we’ll be creating more than 200 full time jobs.”

Eden Futures’ two Hull developments, which are both due for completion towards the end of January 2021, includes 13 apartments and eight specialist bungalows. In Chesterfield six apartments and six specialist bungalows are being constructed, whilst in Newark, 12 apartments and four specialist bungalows are being built, for people who require physical adaptions with built-in assistive technology with a due date of autumn 2021.

Mr Whittock continues: “We’re delighted to have a strong development pipeline for 2021. Our ongoing investment is important so that people with learning disabilities, mental ill health and autism can live in appropriate settings and receive the care and support they need. We continue to work closely with the NHS, developers, and registered housing providers to achieve this, to meet growing demand and reduce the number of people detained in unsuitable accommodation.”

Construction starts on new supported living service in Newark


Eden Futures is about to start construction on its newest supported living service in Newark, which will open mid-autumn 2021 and is recruiting for 35 new support worker jobs to facilitate this.

The 16-bed development of purpose-built properties will provide eight self-contained apartments, two two-bed apartments for people who require physical adaptions with built-in assistive technology and four new build specialist bungalows.

Eden Futures is working with developer Minster Developments, social landlord Inclusion Housing and the commissioning team of Nottinghamshire County Council to provide this new service which is just half a mile away from existing services.

Dave Whittock, director of service development, says: “Every person we support has their own tenancy agreement and their own front door, regardless of how complex their behavioural needs are.  . 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 Newark.”

To arrange a referral email referrals@nulledenfutures.org. To join the team visit https://www.edenfutures.org/work-for-us/search-jobs/

Photo caption: Artists impression of the new service

Eden Futures ready to welcome first residents to new Nuneaton service


Eden Futures is ready to welcome service users to its new Nuneaton development, Weavers Court, which is now open. The development, in a central location of Attleborough, comprises 14 self-contained flats, four of which are accessible for people with physical disabilities with built-in assistive technology.  The first service users are likely to move in before the end of 2020, and referrals are being taken for the remaining apartments.

Eden Futures has worked in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and Inclusion Housing to provide the fourteen apartments, creating 22 new jobs.

Dave Whittock, director of service development, says: “We’ve worked collaboratively with our local partners to meet increasing demand and provide additional support. Every person 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 and will continue to develop more supported living provision across England next year and beyond.”

Councillor Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, Warwickshire County Council, visited site recently to see progress for himself, commenting: “Commissioned by Warwickshire County Council adult social care services and delivered by Eden Futures, in partnership with Inclusion Housing, Weavers Court complements the county’s existing portfolio and will provide adults with disabilities in Nuneaton with the opportunity of independent living.”

Each apartment at Weavers Court has its own bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and lounge-diner, while the shared accommodation includes a communal garden and living room for residents. Assistive technologies and an on-site staff hub enable Eden Futures to provide 24/7 support.

To arrange a referral visit contact us on referrals@nulledenfutures.org. To join our team in Nuneaton contact us via https://www.edenfutures.org/work-for-us/search-jobs/

Images show: External view of the service.

New supported living services and jobs coming to East Hull


Eden Futures’ two new supported living services to the east of Hull city centre are taking shape, expecting to welcome users early next year.  As a result, it’s recruiting 35 new support worker jobs over the next three to nine months to facilitate this.

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, says: “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 to identify potential new sites with the right support system so they can operate sustainably.”

Team visits new Nuneaton service to check on build progress


Eden Futures’ new supported living service in Attleborough near Nuneaton is taking shape, with the company expecting to welcome users moving in later in the year.

Members of its management team joined colleagues from builders Aspects, Specialist Supported Living and social landlord Inclusion Housing, the County Commissioner from Warwickshire County Council and Attleborough’s councillor for Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, to check on build progress.

Construction for the service being built in a central location in Attleborough is on track. The development comprises 14 self-contained flats, four of which are accessible for people with physical disabilities with built-in assistive technology. Eden Futures has provided flexible long-term care, support and housing solutions for people in this area for over 25 years.

Andy Sargeant, County and Borough Councillor for Attleborough, said: “I was delighted to see first hand the progress made to date to the build to add this supported living service to our community. This type and quality of accommodation provided by Eden Futures is really important to provide more choice for people with complex needs to live in a community setting in our borough.”

Councillor Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, Warwickshire County Council, comments: “It is welcome news that construction continues to progress at a great pace. The development, which has been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council adult social care services and delivered by Eden Futures, in partnership with Inclusion Housing, will complement the existing portfolio in the county and provide adults with disabilities in Nuneaton with the opportunity of independent living.”

Dave Whittock, director of service development, adds: “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 Attleborough. ”

To arrange a referral visit contact us on referrals@nulledenfutures.org. To join our team in Nuneaton contact us via https://www.edenfutures.org/work-for-us/search-jobs/

Pictured (left to right) Dawn Berry (CEO, Eden Futures), Phil Davies (site manager, Aspects), David Sherwood (Warwickshire County Council Commissioner for Accommodation Based Support for Adults), Ben Johnson (development manager, Inclusion Housing) and Andy Sergeant (Attleborough Councillor, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council).

EDEN FUTURES WELCOMES FIRST RESIDENTS TO NEW NOTTINGHAM SERVICE


Eden Futures is welcoming service users for the first time to its newly opened service in the Sherwood area of Nottingham city.  Six of the eight self-contained apartments are now full as part of the first phase of moving, with referrals in place for the remaining apartments and shared house accommodation as lockdown restrictions continue to relax.

Eden Futures has provided flexible long-term care, support and housing solutions for people in Nottinghamshire for over 25 years. It has worked in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Hilldale Housing Association to provide the eight apartments and two four-bed houses, creating 30 new jobs.

Dave Whittock, director of service development, says: “Building on our current service provision in Nottingham we’ve worked collaboratively with our partners to meet increasing demand and provide additional support. The lockdown brought many significant challenges, both to the people we support and our staff, and like many things it caused a delay to opening. We need to continue building specialist supported living services to support vulnerable people in our communities, so we’re delighted to be making progress now. We look forward to launching more supported living provision in England during 2020.”

Each apartment at the new service has its own bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and lounge-diner, while the shared accommodation includes a communal garden and living room for residents. Assistive technologies and an on-site staff hub enable Eden Futures to provide 24/7 support.

Eden’s Experts by Experience join CQC advisory panel


We’re delighted to announce that Nicola and Stefan, two of our Experts by Experience, have been invited to join a CQC Expert Advisory Panel for Closed Cultures.

The Closed Cultures project looks at how the CQC will check for and tackle closed cultures in services during inspections. The term is defined as a poor culture in a health or care service that increases the risk of harm. This includes abuse and human rights breaches. The development of closed cultures can be deliberate or unintentional – either way it can cause unacceptable harm to a person and their loved ones.

A closed culture can develop anywhere, but the CQC knows there are certain services and groups of people that are at greater risk. This includes services that provide care for people with a learning disability and/or autistic people, and older people who may not have regular contact with families.

Its new guidance on closed cultures will better identify and respond to services that

might be at risk. It was produced with people who use services, Experts by Experience – like Nicola and Stefan -families, Local Healthwatch and stakeholders.

Stefan comments: “Being on the panel gives me a chance to help make a difference to people’s lives and importantly a voice. I may not be able to change past situations, but I can change future ones for others with regards to closed cultures.”

Nicola adds: “I’ve been in an environment with poor culture, so I wanted to share my experiences and hopefully play a part in highlighting issues. In doing so I hope that hospital and care environments, and the quality of care towards people who have mental health and disabilities improves.”

To read more…
https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/themes-care/our-work-closed-cultures

Eden Futures welcomes its first resident to new Stoke-on-Trent service


Eden Futures welcomes the first service user to its inaugural supported living development in Stoke, in the Northwood area of the city. The first of seven self-contained apartments is now occupied as part of the company’s phased approach to moving in, with referrals in place for the remaining apartments as lockdown restrictions continue to relax.

The company has worked in partnership with Hilldale Housing Association to provide the new accommodation for people who may have come from a residential care home or acute hospital provision, creating 20 new jobs.

Commenting, Dave Whittock, director of service development, said: “There is a strong demand for additional support in Stoke-on-Trent for those with mental ill-health needs. We have similar services in Staffordshire but this is our first service in the neighbouring authority of Stoke. We’ve worked collaboratively with our partners to meet this demand and provide support.

“The lockdown brought many significant challenges, both to the people we support and our staff, and like many things it caused a small delay to opening. We need to continue building specialist supported living services to support vulnerable people in our communities, so we’re delighted to be making progress now. We look forward to launching more supported living provision in England during 2020.”

Each of the self-contained apartments has its own bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and lounge-diner – with assistive technologies and an on-site staff hub enabling Eden Futures to provide 24/7 support.

Pictured is the kitchen of one of the new apartments.