Golden Lane Housing was nominated as a finalist in the Independent Specialist Care Awards 2012 after developing a cluster of new housing in partnership with the private sector and Southampton Council.
The Manor was developed without the need for capital grant funding and within Housing Benefit limits. This Extra Care cluster of 4 flats has given 8 people a new chance to live independently.
“We have a real shortage of ground floor housing, so when GLH came to us it was an ideal opportunity.
Being able to shape what the flats were like means that we have been able to place people from different settings.
It especially works well for people who want to share with a friend, including younger people.” Mandy Johnson, Senior Practitioner, Southampton Council.
The award results are being announced later on in the year.