Residents of a new £5.8m specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Birmingham were warmly welcomed into their new apartments built by specialist supported living developer HBV and Andy Street.
The development of 32 new apartments on Kyles Way in Bartley Green enables people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.
In addition, the site includes accommodation for people living with more complex care needs such as autism. 18 general market affordable houses were also constructed on the site.
Alastair Sheehan, Development Director of HBV, who welcomed the residents into their new apartments, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome new residents to this important development in the community. There’s clearly a need for more of these kind of developments where vulnerable people are given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in supported accommodation.
“We are delighted that this site in the West Midlands is providing a fine example of the specialist supported living model and providing a modern and safe environment for people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes, in the manner and dignity that they and all of us deserve.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, who officially opened the development, alongside Councillor Paulette Hamilton, said:
“This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the apartments and the assistive technology within them creates the opportunity for people with various kinds of disabilities to live a more independent life. The development has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted that my colleagues at Birmingham City Council have worked brilliantly to help deliver this scheme in our region.”