BHP launches first new homes supporting vulnerable tenants to live independently
Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) has completed the refurbishment on a six bedroom house in Wembley, which has been developed into six apartments for Brent residents with learning disability and special needs.
This is the first project for people with a learning disability completed under Brent Council’s New Accommodation Independent Living (NAIL) programme, which aims to deliver new accommodation to enable people with high care and support needs to live more independently in the community. The NAIL programme will deliver at least 529 new units of accommodation as an alternative to residential and nursing care by the end of 2018/19. This reduction in the council’s use of traditional residential and nursing care homes will also achieve a saving of £7.2m per year and give Brent residents greater choice about how their care needs are met, in accommodation they would prefer.
BHP’s Development Team has been working closely with Brent Council’s Adult Social Care Team to deliver these homes, and tenants are expected to move in soon.
Rowann Limond, Interim Managing Director of BHP said: “We are very pleased to launch the first homes as part of the NAIL programme. The accommodation we are building will support individuals to live independently in a home of their own, providing them with greater independence, choice and control. We hope the new residents will be very happy in their new homes.”
Councillor Krupesh Hirani, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “We are committed to building homes with people's care needs designed into the fabric of our buildings in Brent. This type of accommodation is extremely important and will not only make a big difference to the lives of residents with support needs, it also provides good value for money for the Council. I’m delighted that residents will be moving in soon and look forward to hearing about their progress in their new homes.”