To meet strong demand for supporting adults in Stoke-on-Trent with learning disabilities, mental ill-health or autism, Eden Futures has opened a new supported living service in the Fenton borough of the city.
The apartments and specialist bungalows provide support to adults with disabilities, who are moving on from a range of settings, including residential care or acute hospital settings, with the opportunity of independent living.
The Glebedale Road development has been developed in partnership with Stoke City Council, Staffordshire County Council, North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust, a specialist supported housing developer and housing provider Blue Square. It provides eighteen purpose-built, high quality new homes, made up of twelve self-contained apartments, and six specialist bungalows. All the homes have built in assistive technology and adaptations to support individuals with a range of needs including those with complex needs, or physical disabilities. Each apartment or bungalow has its own bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and lounge-diner, with access to staff support.
The development creates 94 new jobs, made up of 89 support workers and five other roles including managers and support staff.
Chris Rogers, Director of Service Development, says: “We’re excited to open our Glebedale Road supported living service in Stoke following on from the success of our previous service two years ago. Glebedale Road will give individuals the independence and opportunity to live in their own home in the heart of their local community by providing high quality, purpose-built housing with exceptional on-site care and support to those that need it provided by our team. I’m confident it will emulate the success we’ve experienced already in Northwood and across the country with our new developments.
“Every person living at one of our services has their own tenancy agreement and their own front door, regardless of how complex their needs are. We help people to live in their own home, in their own community. We’re committed to developing more supported living provision across England this year and beyond.”