Finding a property large enough to accommodate four individuals with wheelchairs was challenging but one was found after Golden Lane Housing (GLH) approached Dukeries Homes to build an accessible bungalow within their development in Mansfield.
“We were asked to work in partnership with Mencap to enable a group of people with a learning disability to move from a registered care setting into supported living in Nottinghamshire. All four people need significant support within their home and we needed a solution to meet their needs.
Using our bond monies we negotiated the purchase of a purpose built bungalow with Dukeries Homes. With the help and support with our colleagues at Mencap, and the occupational therapist we worked closely with Dukeries Homes to develop a home where the individuals can be supported to live independently.” Emily Collinson, GLH development manager, North.
Working with a developer has given us a unique opportunity to provide a housing solution tailored to our tenants needs from the outset rather purchasing an existing property on the open market that requires a large amount of works to make it suitable.
Andrew Wilson, director at Dukeries Homes explains, “Working in partnership with Golden Lane Housing we are building a high quality bespoke bungalow. The wheelchair accessible property has been designed to a specification for four individuals with a learning disability to support their everyday lives, creating enough space for them to move freely around with a low level kitchen and wet rooms.
The property will be completed towards the end of January and we are looking forward to seeing the individuals move into their new home.”