New supported living flats to open by the end of spring

Supported Living
Bryson Place, Bromsgrove
Published Monday, 4th March 2019

New supported living flats for people with disabilities will be opened by Worcestershire County Council by the end of spring 2019.

Fifteen flats and a shared bungalow will soon opening at Bedwardine Court, Worcester and also eight flats at The Burrows near Droitwich.
 
These follow the 14 flats that were opened at the end of January in Bryson Place, Bromsgrove. The Burrows and Bryson Place are almost fully allocated.
 
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care at Worcestershire County Council, said: "It is wonderful to see the number of supported living flats in the county increasing, as providing a person with as much independence as possible is invaluable for their development and self-worth.
 
"I am proud of these schemes and the continued work we do looking for the best living options for each individual."
 
Worcestershire County Council supports some of the most vulnerable adults in society. One of the County Council's top priorities is to ensure people can live independently for as long as possible.
 
The County Council has an annual net budget of more than £324 million. Around 40% of the budget is allocated specifically to Adult Social Care.
 
Supported housing provides an alternative to residential care, giving people increased independence and security whilst still having round the clock support available.

The County Council is working on the supported living project with service users, families, housing and care providers to develop more supported housing in the future .
 
There are currently 475 people with learning disabilities, mental health and physical disabilities living in a range of supported housing across the county.