During 2016/17 we successfully delivered 93 new homes across the country, providing both general needs and supported living accommodation, these included 20 new homes on Haig Ave in Leyland. This was the former Starlight Club, which had been derelict for a number of years and became a magnet for anti-social behaviour. This scheme is a now a mixture of homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and is an excellent example of how mixed tenure developments can work successfully. All the homes are built to the same high standards.
Previously me, my partner and young son were living with my parents which was getting a little crowded. We never thought we would get on the property ladder. Thanks to this opportunity it has given our family a fresh start in a nice home and a good area. Natasha, Shared Owner at Haig Ave, Leyland
We have started work on a further 52 new homes in 2016/17, again providing both general needs and supported living accommodation across the country. These include 26 homes for affordable rent in St Ann’s at Lord Street and homes within a mixed tenure scheme at Brock Mill in Chorley, this scheme will provide both homes for Affordable rent and Shared Ownership.
In 2016/17 we successfully committed our 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme with the Homes and Communities Agency for which we received £2.05m of grant.
We were successful in securing £645,000 of Department of Health Funding from the new Housing and Technology Funding in partnership with Blackpool Council to deliver a new development of six self-contained apartments designed specifically for people with a mild or moderate learning disability and or autism. The new homes will be equipped to a very high specification and will including technology that will enable the tenants to access an independent living environment that is not currently available to them.