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    A supported housing scheme for people with learning disabilities has opened in Shipston.

    The scheme provides ten affordable flats with on-site support from Heart of England Mencap. They will offer local people with learning disabilities independent living in a supported environment, reports the Stratford Observer. 

    The new housing is a partnership between Heart of England Mencap, housing provider Orbit Heart of England and Stratford District Council, with funding coming from the Home and Communities Agency.

    Helena Wallis, chief executive at Heart of England Mencap, said Rosedale marked a new era in supported living in south Warwickshire: “There is a move away from residential care homes towards independent living accommodation, in a supported environment, which takes into account the changing needs of the existing and new residents requiring a home and providing the appropriate level of support. Rosedale is a wonderful new facility. It is eco-friendly and has been specifically designed to integrate and merge with the local brick cottage style. Most importantly we are delighted by how positively our customers have responded to this exciting opportunity which will enable them to live independent lives with appropriate support for their needs.”

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    June 13, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Disability

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