Brighton housing project agreed for people with learning disabilities

Posted On 17 Nov 2009 at 5:41 pm

Twenty four homes are to be built in Brighton for people with learning disabilities.

Some of those who will live in the specially adapted homes may also have physical disabilities.

The 24 self-contained flats are to be sited in Wellington Road, Brighton, as part of a joint project between Brighton and Hove City Council and Baron Homes.

The first residents should be able to move in in about a year’s time.

The council said in a press release that residents would be able to maintain their independence but with 24-hour care support on-site should they need it.

Some of the flats will enable people currently living outside Brighton and Hove to move back.  

Councillor Maria Caulfield, the council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: “People want to keep their independence.”

She said that the project would help vulnerable people with this by giving them the support and security they need.

She also said that the technology to help people with disabilities that would be used in the flats and the project’s economies of scale would save taxpayers money.

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