Published on Monday, 4th July 2017

The first residents are about to move into three new bungalows specially built for younger adults with learning disabilities. The properties, just behind Buckland Community Centre, will house 13 people, all with significant needs. Staff will be on hand around the clock, but residents will be given as much independence as possible and will be encouraged to develop new skills and to gain greater confidence to make decisions about their own lives.

 

The three properties were funded by a grant the council secured from the government. As well as improving the quality of life for residents, this development will save money, not least because by living in a bungalow rather than a small care home, the residents will become eligible for housing benefit.

 

Tags: Adult Social Care