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Chairman visits new county council social care home

Part of the council's huge investment in adult social care

(L-R) Cllr Ted Parton, Cllr Dan Harrison, Cllr Christine Radford, and Cllr Max Hunt outside New Ashby Court

Councillor Dan Harrison, chairman of Leicestershire County Council, attended the official opening of a new adult social care facility in Loughborough.

New Ashby Court is the third new adult social care scheme opened by Leicestershire County Council this year. The two small blocks of flats has been refurbished to support adults with learning disabilities and adults aged over 18 coming into adult social care services.

These flats will be fantastic new homes for our Leicestershire residents who need support to gain more independence. It is so important that we can support our residents with additional needs.”

Supported living gives adults with additional needs the opportunity to live independently and to learn new life skills, whilst receiving support from support professionals.

Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for adult social care, joined the chairman to visit New Ashby Court with cabinet support member for adult social care, Councillor Ted Parton, and local member for Loughborough north west, Councillor Max Hunt.

This marks an exciting new step for the residents who will move into New Ashby Court. For a lot of these residents, it will be the first time they’ve lived out of residential care, the first time they’ve had a home to call their own.

Moving out of residential care into our communities gives these adults the opportunity to learn skills and become more independent in a safe and supportive environment and where they know that all the help they need is on site.

Over the last 18 months 54 new accommodations in seven locations have been opened with the county council investing over £5million in providing adult social care accommodation across Leicestershire.   

Mrs Radford continued: “We are developing housing for older people, adults with learning and physical disabilities and adults with mental health needs as a priority.

“We are committed to providing the best care that we can across the county. Wellbeing is at the heart of the work we do and living in suitable accommodation is a vital part of this.”

Other recently opened properties are Copton Ash in Markfield, Hollow Road in Anstey and Forest Road in Loughborough which all provide independent living flats to support adults with learning disabilities or mental health difficulties.

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