Coast & CountryMembers of Coast & Country’s tenant panel and residents’ scrutiny group have visited a specialist housing project as part of the organisation’s proactive approach to tenant involvement.

Visits to bespoke projects by the tenant panel and residents’ scrutiny group are a key part of Coast & Country’s ethos of engaging with tenants to develop and support the company’s objectives, ensure quality and value for money and identify any areas for improvement.

The visitors were greeted by residents and given a guided tour of The Shore in Ormesby and learned more about the services and facilities provided.

The Shore is the first supported housing development for the Redcare scheme. Partnering Coast & Country in the Redcare venture are Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and developer Galliford Try Partnerships North – supported with a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and care packages provided by Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL).

It offers 12 high-quality, spacious, one-bedroom apartments for individuals with learning disabilities.

Kim Gallagher, Chair of the Tenant Panel, said:  “The Shore is a very impressive development and it is obvious that the residents are happy and settled.

“We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed looking around and hearing first-hand how the residents are supported to live independent and fulfilling lives.  There’s a lovely sense of belonging and community at the Shore that is heart-warming to see and I’m looking forward to being asked back again.”

Jason Lowe, Head of Independent Living at Coast & Country, said:  “The Shore is a fantastic place where adults with learning disabilities can live more independent, enjoyable and rewarding lives, with access to all of the care and support they need.

“We are very proud of Redcare and the significant role it is playing in creating a quality housing option for vulnerable and older people living in our communities.”

For more information about Redcare visit www.redcare-extracare.co.uk