We're building a new development in Colne

October 2019 · 3 min read
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Last week we were pleased to break ground on our new £1.5 million supported living development, Bright street in Colne, Lancashire.

Our 10 purpose-built bungalows will provide supported living for single people and couples who have assessed care needs, including people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions or physical disabilities as well as older people.

“This is a magnificent development and I look forward to seeing it completed”.​

Each bungalow has one bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen and a modern, accessible wetroom. The 10 homes feature private gardens with levelled access for wheelchair users and street parking. A communal car park provides additional spaces for visitors.

We were joined at the groundbreaking ceremony by The Mayor of Pendle, Cllr Ken Hartley.

After being helped to dig the first spadeful of earth, Cllr Hartley said: “Having your own place is very important for someone who has an active mind.

“I’m 75 now and I live in sheltered accommodation. This kind of project encourages a more independent style of living for those aged bodies like me, as well of course as younger people who have support needs.

“I still try and stay active despite COPD (chronic lung disease) and legs that don't often work.

“If I had a blank sheet of paper and was asked to design my ideal accommodation, this is what I would come up with. Having a spot to park my car so I could get out and about to see beautiful countryside and visit friends, and having a garden on my doorstep would be fantastic.

“This is a magnificent development and I look forward to seeing it completed”.

The Bright Street bungalows will be constructed alongside the flagship supported housing scheme Limes Place, which we launched in April of this year. The £1.6 million development, on neighbouring Argyle Street, provides 11 quality apartments with a communal area and landscaped gardens. It was built in partnership with Homelife and Inclusion Housing and was rated ‘good’ in all areas by social care watchdog the CQC this August.

Rachel Peacock, CEO, Making Space, said: “Making Space develops homes which truly meet the needs of the people we support.

“Our starting point is always how we can enable people to live as fully and independently as possible.

“When it comes to supported living, you need to get the whole package right: it’s about providing both a safe, accessible and comfortable place to live alongside the right level of professional – but totally personable support.

Anyone who wishes to find out more or to express an interest in a bungalow or Limes Place apartment should contact Making Space on 07773 226 984 or email accommodation@makingspace.co.uk.

“Our starting point is always how we can enable people to live as fully and independently as possible.

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