A new scheme to provide homes for adults with learning disabilities has been launched in Hinckley.
We secured around £400,000 to provide four one-bed flats, in Hinckley, for people with complex disabilities as part of its supported living initiative.
The money, from the government’s Integration and Better Care Fund, has been spent refurbishing a building – already owned by us – which was previously used as a residential short breaks centre for adults with disabilities.
Transformation work on the building was completed in June and we have worked with supported living provider, Lifeways, to recruit an expert team of staff to support people identified to live in the flats.
The scheme, which follows the success of the Little Glen scheme in Glen Parva, will primarily provide homes for adults coming out of hospital or who may be at risk of going into hospital so they can be supported in a safe community environment.
We are developing supported living housing as a priority as we know that living in suitable accommodation is an important part of a person’s wellbeing.
“This scheme underlines our commitment to providing the best care that we can across the county. The new accommodation will provide residents with the opportunity to live as independently as possible within the community, while still ensuring their specific support needs are met.
“We will continue working closely with our district partners in developing options in the future.Person:Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for adult social care
The work carried out in Hinckley is part of our Transforming Care Programme to reduce the number of people who are in hospital settings by supporting them to live independently within the community.