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Scheme launches for adults with mental health needs

People will be supported to live in the community

County Hall

A new scheme to provide homes for adults experiencing mental health needs has been launched in Ratby.

Box Tree Farm provides accommodation for six people with mental health needs, prioritising those moving out of residential care. 

The building, owned by charity Richmond Fellowship, was previously used as a crisis house for people with mental health needs to provide an alternative supportive environment at a time of need.

Minor works have been carried out to the building, which had lain empty for over a year, and those who move in will be supported to live in the community. 

The property has been given a new purpose though partnership working between us, Affinity Trust, who provides support to the new tenants, and Hilldale Housing Association who manages the property.

We are developing housing for older people, adults with learning and physical disabilities and adults with mental health needs as a priority. Living in suitable accommodation is a vital part of a person’s wellbeing.

“Box Tree Farm 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.

Victoria Neish, director of operations and quality for Affinity Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with Leicestershire County Council and Hilldale Housing Association to support people with mental health needs in Leicestershire.”

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