Specialist supported living for adults with a range of disabilities has significantly improved in Buxton, thanks to the opening of Dale Valley View, a new development of specialist supported apartments for adults with learning disabilities.
Key members of High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council turned out for the occasion, and were able to celebrate alongside the HBV team, the new residents and care staff, at the official opening of Dale valley View, Dale Road.
Comprising of 15 specialist apartments, the development provides tenants with their own personal accommodation to meet their individual preferences, needs and requirements; with care staff available onsite 24/7 to provide support and ensure they can live as independently as possible.
The £3 million development is the result of an on-going partnership between Specialist Supported Living developers, HBV, Lifeways Community Care and Inclusion Housing CIC.
Councillor Jean Wharmby, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care, who officially opened the building, said:
“It’s a welcome new development which will give people with a disability more choice about where they live. By providing support 24 hours day, Dale Valley View offers people the opportunity to live as independently as they can in the community.”
Alastair Sheehan, Development and Planning Director of HBV, said:
“Dale Valley View is a prime example of how specialist supported housing can make a huge difference to adults with disabilities. Having their own home, along with onsite care means the tenants are able to live more independently and integrate into their local community.
“We are currently working on plans to deliver more schemes such as this in Derbyshire and we are proud to showcase this development as fine example of the positive outcomes that can be achieved for vulnerable people with the right kind of housing and support services.”
Janine Forshaw, Development Manager for Lifeways, adds:
“Lifeways is committed to providing innovative homes for adults with a range of disabilities. Dale Valley View delivers a safe environment with onsite care staff, while also providing a home to call their own. Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible while receiving the right support.”
Sarah Waters, Business Director at Inclusion Housing, said:
“Dale Valley View is a prime example of what can be delivered through innovative partnerships that put the service users at the heart of everything we do. Inclusion Housing are proud to be a part of the strong working partnership with HBV, Lifeways and the Local Authority that has brought the project to this point. We look forward to seeing how our tenants develop with improvements in their health and wellbeing and will continue to deliver high quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”