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 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.

Awards for the pride of Eden Futures


Eden Futures announces the winners of this year’s employee Excellence Awards.

With 300 nominees there were 30 finalists and 14 awards presented at the event, which recognised the talent, hard work and determination of the team.  This year’s ceremony saw two new awards introduced; Eden Future Values and Life Changer.

The 2019 winners are:

  • Bash Zaffar – Making a Difference Award
  • Alyeshia Chocholko – Ambassador Award
  • Lee Severns – Extra Mile Award
  • Kevin Handley – Best Practice Autism Award
  • Helen Lee – Behind the Scenes Award
  • Debbie Jagger – Best Newcomer
  • Mansfield Team- Positive Behaviour Support Award
  • Warwick and Coventry Services – Most Improved Service Award
  • Michael Weaver – Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Bowbridge Road – Life Changer Award
  • Holly Goldie – Support Worker of the Year Award
  • Katie Pridmore – Inspiring Leader Award
  • Chorley Complex Team – Eden Futures Values Award
  • Beamish Court Ollerton – Best Service Award

Dawn Berry, CEO, said: “It’s a privilege to bestow our Excellence Awards on our top performing staff. I’d like to thank everyone at Eden Futures for their tireless determination in driving positive change over the past twelve months.

“As an organisation, our visions and values are born through the dedication and commitment of our employees, who share a strong quality-service ethos. It is our mission to provide bespoke individual support to help people with learning disabilities and mental illnesses live more independent lives, and the Excellence Awards offer us the perfect opportunity to give our staff the recognition they truly deserve.”

 

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