Bishops Place tenants in their new home
Young people in Worcestershire aged 18-25 with learning disabilities are taking their first steps towards independent living in their own homes, thanks to a new scheme.
The purpose-built accommodation ‘Bishops Place,’ in Kingsfield, Worcestershire will be home to twelve people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Radis Community Care support workers will help tenants to lead the lives they choose, offering support to access education, training, volunteering and jobs, hobbies, interests, and learn daily living skills.
Sarah Barnfield, service manager for Radis Community Care said: “This is a fantastic, modern building perfectly adapted to meet our tenants’ needs. Having the right accommodation is an important first step to supporting people with learning disabilities to lead independent lives.
“Combined with the support of our specially trained staff, our tenants will have the opportunity to develop life skills and play a positive part in the local community.”
The property was developed by Specialised Supported Housing and includes underfloor heating, kitchen with height-adjustable surfaces and en-suite wet rooms.
Tenant Hannah who has just moved into the scheme, said: “I am really happy here. The staff are great, and they are helping me with my plans and wishes for the future.”
Hannah’s father added: “I offered to help Hannah with a job and she told me ‘you can go now dad, I am independent’ this really does reflect the value of such an enabling supported living environment.”
Established in 2001, Radis Supported Living has grown to become a leading provider of community based social care and support, for vulnerable adults and children, in England and Wales.
To find out more about Radis Supported Living visit the website here or ring the Care Advice Line on 0330 100 8150.