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How an association has developed an innovative supportive housing scheme (with assistive technology to promote independent living) and have taken an opportunity to land bank an adjacent site to deliver additional general needs housing.
Working in partnership with Blackpool Council and using grant funding secured from the Department of Health (DoH) under the Housing and Technology Capital Fund, Progress are developing a much-needed supported living scheme of six self-contained flats for people with a learning disability and/or Autism. Hoyle House will be one of the first schemes delivered in the North West using grant from this fun d.
In November 2016, it was announced by the DoH that a joint bid submission by Progress and the Council had been successful and an allocation of £645,000 would be made towards the delivery of this. After difficulties with several potential sites, the Hoyle House site was identified as the most suitable and also offered potential for further development.
Progress recognised that there was potential to further develop this large site and negotiated the purchase of the land from Blackpool Council to develop the supported living scheme and land bank the remainder of the site for a Phase 2 housing development of 9 houses and 2 bungalows for affordable rent.
In doing so, Progress ensured that the funding agreement with the Department of Health was not put in jeopardy by any significant delays to the project.
Placeshapers retweeted Becky Whitmore
Glad to see this response to the vile leaflet and that it's not from the parish council.
14 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Paul Hackett
Much as I applaud government for this initiative it’s only part of story. 1.4m low-income households depend on #PRS… https://t.co/ppjTw4zeRa
15 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Rachael Orr
Great news the Govt plans to stop short-notice evictions for tenants. Long overdue. Well done to @Shelter… https://t.co/v5EFg7e721
15 Apr 2019
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