Coast & Country has officially opened The Shore in Ormesby after identifying a need for specialist housing.
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).
The Shore offers 12 high-quality, spacious, one-bedroom apartments for individuals with learning disabilities.
With 24-hour on-site support, allowing residents to live as independently as possible, SSL will deliver personalised programmes to those living at the scheme to help meet their needs and aspirations, including assistance with cooking and taking part in community activities.
The apartments are built to a high specification and residents will not only benefit from having the privacy of their own self-contained accommodation, but also the opportunity to take part in group activities in the property’s communal spaces.
The Shore was officially opened by Iain Sim, Chief Executive at Coast & Country Housing, Nigel Barton, Chair of the Board at Coast & Country Housing and Cllr David Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
Iain Sim, Chief Executive at Coast & Country said: “At Coast & Country we recognise the role supported housing and extra care have to play in building a better future for our communities here in Redcar and Cleveland.
“We started this journey with a vision to create a better quality housing option for older and vulnerable people living in our communities and now we’re here, with our first innovative development, The Shore; a place where adults with learning disabilities can live more independent, enjoyable and fulfilling lives, with access to all of the care and support they need.”
Cllr David Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This development is a crucial step in the council’s plan to ensure that members of the Redcar and Cleveland community with learning disabilities get the best quality of life possible.
“The Shore is an excellent example of supported living, and we, alongside Coast & Country Housing, Galliford Try and staff providers Sanctuary Supported Living, hope this project will benefit the community for years to come.”
Stephen McCoy, Managing Director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, added: “Improving the quality and choice of housing across the region is our aim and we are delighted to have been selected to be part of this somewhat ground breaking initiative. I feel sure the residents at The Shore will enjoy improved quality of life.”
SSL local service manager Rebekah McClelland said: “By working in partnership with Coast & Country Housing and the council, we feel we can deliver a service that can help transform the lives of people with learning disabilities in the Redcar area.
“It was fantastic to see so many people come together at the opening to celebrate the success of this partnership, which will provide access to independent living, social and other life skills training for clients through personalised support that meets their individual needs.”
For more information about Redcare visit www.redcare-extracare.