Conservative candidate for West Midlands Mayor Andy Street donned his hardhat and lent his support to a new development for adults living with disabilities at the site of a former social club in Coventry.
Andy was given a tour of our site, on Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, by Alastair Sheehan, development director of HB Villages, the UK's leading specialist supported living developer.
Andy Street, said:
“It's important to me to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society are cared for in the West Midlands. One of the key issues I want to address as Mayor is to not only see existing housing stock improved and upgraded but new developments like this built on appropriate brownfield sites like this.
“This is a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model which is a fantastic approach to dealing with the shortage of quality accommodation for vulnerable adults.
“I am really pleased with the progress made and philosophy taken by HB Villages and can see that the key objective is to make sure better outcomes are achieved for residents and the wider local community.
"By living in their own apartment, rather than living with parents or in sheltered accommodation, vulnerable adults will gain more independence and dignity to live their lives in a supportive community.
"I would be keen to see more specialist supported living schemes developed in this way at the right sites.”