- New scheme will provide 22 supported living and complex care apartments in Halifax
- Part of c. £55 million investment from Places for People into supported housing
Places for People Living Plus is underway with a new supported living development in Yorkshire, in a partnership project with national support service provider Lifeways.
Heathy House, a specialist £3.5 million facility comprising both supported living and complex care apartments, will be built on the site of a former care home in Halifax, to meet a shortage of community-based services in the surrounding Calderdale area.
Living Plus, part of Places for People, is funding the project and will develop the site over the next 12 months, with Lifeways providing the ongoing management of the scheme on completion.
Heathy House has been carefully designed to enable adults with Autism and complex care needs to live independently and safely, supported by a 24/7 on-site staff presence.
A 10-bedroom residential home on site will offer dedicated care to those with daily support needs, while a second building will provide 12 individual apartments tailored to the needs of more independent residents. With two distinct accommodation types at one location, Heathy House will offer a pathway to increased independence for residents.
Alongside personalised, contemporary apartments with assisted technology built-in, Heathy House will also feature a communal lounge and dining area to encourage social interaction between residents and staff.
Beyond the initial development phase, which is scheduled to last around 12 months, Heathy House will provide ongoing employment to between 20 and 30 full-time staff, with various degrees of specialist training required.
Debi Marriott-Lavery, Managing Director of Living Plus, said: “Once complete, the specialist £3.5 million Heathy House will provide much-needed support to adults with Autism and complex needs in the Halifax and Calderdale area.
“Offering a tailored service locally will allow us to deliver meaningful opportunities to adults with specialist care needs within their existing community, which means local people won’t need to move out of the area to access the support they need.