New homes and jobs from regeneration project

  • Work has begun on a £14m housing development which will deliver extra accommodation and employment.

    Housing provider Sanctuary Group has worked closely with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to develop a project in Slater Street which will become a wide regeneration for the city. The development will see much-needed extra care accommodation and family homes as well as a range of employment and training opportunities within the local community. Construction Krane

    There will be a mix of 80 one and two bedroom extra care apartments for over 55s for rent or shared ownership, alongside 28 two, three and four bedroom family homes which will be available for rent.  As well as providing homes, the development will also provide construction jobs and provide apprenticeship opportunities.

    The development comes from part of the 1011-15 Affordable Homes Programmes and will receive nearly £2.5m investment from the Homes and Communities Agency, reports 24dash.

    Jonathan Mullins, Sanctuary's head of development for the Midlands, said: "This is an exciting new development set to make a positive contribution to the local community in Middleport through the new homes and the new jobs it generates."

    Paul Shotton, Deputy Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council said the partnership with Sanctuary was transforming the future for local people. "By working with progressive community focused organisations like Sanctuary Group we are transforming the city, providing a mix of new homes for people from all walks of life. It provides for young workers, retirees and families too. The mix is important in revitalising our communities, ensuring the city grows for everyone. It complements the major investments the city and partners have already made in Middleport, along with the Princes Trust. This injection of investment in new homes is helping to rebuild our communities, attracting people to the city, and boosting the economy. It's another positive sign that the city is bouncing back," he said.

    elen Wilkes, HCA Area Manager added: "The HCA have been involved in this scheme from the beginning and it is great to see it start on site.  This is a real boost for Middleport and will provide much need extra care homes for the local people". 

    Ian Calder, Seddon's Business Unit Manager, said: "Our team is excited to be working on this latest scheme for Sanctuary, creating new-build extra care homes as well as affordable housing for rent. In line with our commitment to deliver benefits for the whole community in the areas where we work, the Slater Street redevelopment is also helping the overall regeneration of the area by providing valuable work and training opportunities for local people."

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    Image source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1429442

Related articles

  • Read More

    New supported housing facility to be built in Middlesbrough

    The site has been developed by Riverside to provide supported housing, comprising of 20 self-contained flats for social housing and training facilities to support people into employment, reports the...

  • Read More

    Supported living accommodation plans submitted in Leamington Spa

    HB Villages Developments Ltd have made the application which will include a two-storey residential building of 16 self-contained one bedroom supported living apartments, reports The Leamington...

  • Read More

    Young people in Sheffield given help to live independently

    The course is run by Guinness Care and Support at the Sheffield Foyer, which is a 60-room scheme that provides accommodation for young people aged between 16-25 such as care leavers and young...

  • Read More

    A new supported living scheme has opened in Paignton

    Bridgman House has been opened to provide care for up to eight young people in transition from the family home, education or residential care, reports The Torquay Herald.The property is in the town...

  • Read More

    Homelessness charity opens furniture shop in Nailsworth

    Emmaus Gloucestershire has opened a shop in Nailsworth that sells upcycled furniture, allowing customers to have the opportunity to bring old furniture in to be restored or adapted to particular...

  • Read More

    Restaurant in London helps to tackle youth homelessness

    Alone in London, a charity that provides support, training and mediation for young homeless people and young people at risk of homelessness has joined forces with The Breakfast Club to create a...

  • Read More

    Housing group’s supported housing contract extended

    Progress Housing Group provide supported housing and support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence and young people facing homelessness, reports 24dash.Progress Housing manage a...

  • Read More

    Empty homes fund launched by Scottish Government

    The fund is to be used to revamp empty homes and convert derelict commercial spaces into affordable housing, reports Inside Housing. Under the scheme housing associations will be able to apply for...

  • Read More

    People with vulnerabilities to receive support from new care scheme

    People with vulnerabilities and people who are socially isolated in Reading are set to benefit from a new scheme run by GPs and Age UK, reports Get Reading. North West Reading NHS Clinical...

  • Read More

    New initiative sees young people create food parcels for the homeless

    The group of eight young people from Charles England House, a specialist young people’s housing scheme run by Merlin, put together 50 food parcels, reports 24dash.This new project is part of a new...

Briefing Signup

 
Quick Contact

Quick contact

Close

Contact us

T 0333 332 1991 (Local rate)

E info@supportsolutions.co.uk