New supported accommodation opened for young people in Gainsborough

  • Supported accommodation for young people has been built on a former industrial site in Gainsborough.

    Supported housing provider West Lindsey District Council and the Homes Communities Agency are behind the project, reports Worksop Guardian. home.jpg

    The site in was acquired by Axiom Housing Association from Acis last year, and is part of their extension to its Market Rasen Foyer. The accommodation will be provided for young people between sixteen and 25, and along with offering a place to live the scheme also offers personal support, training and employment advice.

    The scheme was funded by a £200,000 grant from West Lindsey District Council and a further £288,000 cash injection from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Homelessness Change funding initiative.

    Coun Owen Bierley, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council, said: “I am looking forward to visiting the new young persons’ accommodation scheme in Gainsborough. This much-needed facility demonstrates our commitment to helping young people by helping to provide high-quality support and accommodation. We are also pleased that the location of the project has helped to improve a key site in Gainsborough, contributing to our wider regeneration aims for the area. The scheme meets a number of our corporate objectives and demonstrates our commitment to helping young people through the provision of high-quality support and accommodation. It is also helping to improve a key site in Gainsborough and contributes to our wider regeneration aims for the area.”

    Alan Lewin Chief Executive at Axiom, added: “We’re very proud to open this new foyer, which will enable 12 young people to have stability in their lives while gaining new skills and confidence to live independently. The success of this scheme is yet another example of how collaboration with our partners is instrumental in providing specialist accommodation for young people in our communities.”

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