Residents of a specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Leeds have been warmly welcomed into their new apartments. Cornmill House, which is based on Moresdale Lane in Seacroft, enables people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Comprising 16 apartments, Cornmill House has been deigned by Calderpeel Architects on behalf of HB Villages.
Chris Parks, an architect at Calderpeel Architects, added: “There’s a real shortage of housing for those with specialist supported living needs in Leeds, so Cornmill House will significantly boost this provision while providing these vulnerable people with the freedom to live independently in a safe environment.”
Alastair Sheehan, development director of HB Villages, said: “We’re pleased to deliver this scheme with all our development partners and Leeds City Council who, in particular, have been extremely ‘hands on’ and progressive to ensure smooth and swift delivery of the scheme.
“These kind of specialist supported living schemes help tackle the issue of isolation faced by vulnerable adults in Leeds. They give residents the choice to live where they want to, independently and in a safe environment. We hope the residents enjoy the special barbecue we presented and the table tennis table which was jointly supported by Table Tennis England.”
Richard Burgon MP, who welcomed the residents into their new apartments at an official launch event, said: “I’m delighted to welcome sixteen new residents to this important development in our community. Judging from the waiting list of people wanting to move in, there’s clearly a need for more of these kind of developments where vulnerable people are given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in sheltered accommodation.
Sarah Holliday, flat scheme manager at Lifeways, said: “All our residents have specific physical or learning development needs and care is tailored to them all individually. We’re delighted that this development has proved so popular with residents and their families.