Our new specialist service opens in Sheffield!
This May, we have been excited to announce the opening of our brand-new, specialist Supported Living service, Heeley Green, in Sheffield.
Developed by Community Integrated Care, in collaboration with Sheffield City Council and Halo Housing Association, the service breathes new life into the former ‘Waggon and Horses’ pub and will enable nine people in Sheffield, with learning disabilities and mental health support needs, to make the life-changing transition to living independently in their own homes.
The development sees the pub beautifully renovated into nine modern, purpose-built flats – alongside a fully equipped colleague flat enabling a member of our team to be present 24/7 – whilst also retaining some of the building’s original architectural features in a nod to the community and its history.
With round-the-clock assistance available, the people we support will be able to experience independent living with the comfort of knowing that help is always on hand, should it be required.
Working closely with Sheffield City Council’s Adult Social Care teams over the past 10 months, our operational and mobilisation teams have developed bespoke support packages for each person moving into the service, with a keen focus on learning new life skills, fostering greater independence and living fulfilling lives within the community.
Marc Brodie, Managing Director for the North East, said, “The service has been shaped from the ground up to meet the support requirements of people in the locality who are looking to take that next exciting step into supported living – from those who have never lived away from their families before to those already receiving support but in need of somewhere that offers more autonomy.”
He continued, “Our teams have put so much into the development of the service, undertaking additional clinical training to fully understand the unique support requirements of each individual, and working closely with family members and the local authorities to ensure that the support we offer will be exactly what the individuals need in order to flourish. I am incredibly proud of everything that our colleagues have achieved already, and I can’t wait to see the people we support thrive in their new homes.”
Ann Walton, Head of Operations for Halo Housing Association, said, “Halo was formed in 2011, having celebrated our tenth anniversary last year, we are a growing organisation both in size and in geography. This bespoke new scheme fits with one of our key objectives to provide a person-centred approach. Independent Living is the way forward and Halo are delighted to continue our partnership with Community Integrated Care in developing this fantastic new scheme. We are looking forward to welcoming new tenants to the scheme from the local area and we will work with Community Integrated Care to help further develop their independence.”
To find out more about the support that Community Integrated Care offers and to learn more about services near you, click here.