A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on a £1.6million supported living development at Argyle Street in Colne. The apartment scheme which will enable people to live as independently as possible with support from an on-site care team.
Making Space, a national charity providing health and social care services for adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, dementia and their carers, are working in partnership with HomeLife on the project.
The Mayor of Pendle, Cllr David Whalley, oversaw the start of the work. Once complete, the £1.6 million development will provide 11 high quality apartments with communal areas and landscaped gardens that have been specially designed for adults with a range of support needs.
Andrew Hopkinson, Director of HomeLife, said: “We are delighted that Making Space has chosen HomeLife to design and build the property in Colne. Making Space are a fabulous organisation with vision, and a caring supportive approach. The apartments on Argyle Street will make a big difference to people’s lives, enabling them to live independently with support”.
Sarah Waters, business director at Inclusion Housing, coomented: “Argyle Street is a prime example of what can be delivered through innovative partnerships that put the service users at their heart.”
The development is due for completion in Spring 2018.