Radis Community Care, a leading provider of community-based social care has partnered with specialist supported living developers HBV Group, to launch a bespoke and purpose-built supported living service (SLS) in Coventry.
The scheme was officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Jaswant Singh Birdi and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Krishna Kaur Birdi in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site to welcome residents.
The development, which will house 19 people, offers a safe and secure home for people with a range of needs, including physical and learning disabilities as well as mental health conditions.
The scheme has been developed by specialist supported living developer HBV Group in collaboration with Radis Community Care.
Supported living schemes support people with learning and physical difficulties, autism and/or mental health problems with the confidence to overcome barriers and take their first steps into independent living. Radis ensures that each person is treated on an individual basis and that their care is tailored to suit their needs.
Broadstreet House, has also been fitted with assistive technology, provided by ATEL, specifically designed for the needs of the tenants. Inclusion Housing is the Registered Provider. Residents are referred into the scheme by Coventry City Council.
The self-contained apartments include wheelchair-friendly automatic doors connected to fire safety systems, shower rooms, and hoists, and all tenants have access to a generous, open garden space to help improve their overall well-being.
In addition to assistive technology, the service has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Each apartment has an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of B, with one hundred per cent LED lighting throughout the apartments as well as other energy-saving features.
HBV Group has worked in partnership with housing and care providers and local authorities since 2011 to change the lives of more than 1,200 people, allowing them to retain or regain their independence and have the ability to live within the local community.
Councillor Jaswant Singh Birdi, who is the Lord Mayor of Coventry and opened the scheme alongside Lady Mayoress, Mrs Krishna Kaur Birdi, said:
“We are delighted to open this development which will play in an important role in our local community. This development will help people live a positive, fulfilling and independent life with the support of a care team. I’d like to thank everyone for working together to make this development happen.”
Neil MacKrell, construction director at HBV Group, said:
“We are proud of this project and are excited for the tenants moving in who will experience the benefits of living in a technically advanced home alongside the support they need.
“We know that this development will enable people who need extra support to live fulfilling lives more independently and enable them to live in the heart of the community. We are grateful for the support of the adult social care team and local decision makers who recognise the need for this type of new build accommodation in the area.”
The opening of Broadstreet House will also be providing in excess of 25 jobs to the community of Coventry with a number of exciting opportunities within the health and social care sector.
Paula Hoggarth, group operations director at Radis, said: “This is such an exciting time to be part of Radis Community Care. Broadstreet House really is at the intersection of both cutting-edge assistive technology and energy efficiency, and I am so proud to have been able to play a part in our new tenants’ futures.
“Broadstreet House has a fully trained team on site 24/7 able to support individuals’ varying needs and complexities within their own homes and as a part of the wider community.
“We hope that our new team members and tenants are proud of the support provided at this amazing new scheme.”