Salutem Care and Education has opened a new supported living location in Kidderminster as part of our commitment to transition individuals from residential care to independent living.
The accommodation, which provides five tenancies for adults with complex disabilities has been built in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, Inclusion Housing and Warwick Investments.
After several months of planning and working closely with the new tenants, Comberton Road has been purpose-designed to maximise independence for its new residents, all of whom have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental health needs.
The installation of assistive technology at Comberton Road enables individuals to live more independently, offering them the opportunity to have more choice and control over their lives.
Sally Jobling, Divisional Director at Salutem said: “I am delighted with this initiative, which has been co-produced with the individuals we support and with the true principles of Supported Living.
“With the new tenants desiring a vegetable patch, Inclusion Housing have kindly offered the opportunity for tenants to apply for a grant from Inclusion’s Homelife fund.
“We look forward to working closely with our partners in the future and providing the opportunity for more adults to transition from residential care services into their own home.”
Adam Jones, Commissioning Manager at Worcestershire County Council said “Comberton Road continues Worcestershire’s policy of developing high quality supported living services for people with learning disabilities.
“I look forward to working with Salutem, Warwick Investments and Inclusion Housing in the future, as we continue our supported living vision for the residents of Worcestershire.”
Joe O’Toole, Development Director at Warwick Investments said: ‘It has been a pleasure working with Sally and the Salutem team to ensure we delivered a property which not only provides a lovely home for the tenants but also helps promote independence by designing the property around their needs’.
Sarah Waters, Business Director at Inclusion Group said: “It is great to see our first scheme come into management with Salutem for this bespoke property.
“The project has been delivered in true partnership with all involved and we cannot wait to welcome our tenants and support them alongside Salutem in settling into their new home.”