Celebration of the opening of nine new supported homes in Filton, South Gloucestershire

01 December 2017

Yesterday we and the South Gloucestershire Council celebrated the opening of nine new supported homes in Filton.

Developed in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, NHS England, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, and contractors Speller Metcalfe UK, the scheme provides new affordable homes for people with learning difficulties.

The building is designed with its residents in mind, with enhanced mechanical and electrical specification allowing residents to easily install home assisted technology including automatic opening curtains and assisted door opening systems. The scheme also offers 24/7 support provision onsite provided by Milestones Trust, alongside the residents’ own care packages.

The new homes in Filton are part of our ambitious investment strategy for its learning difficulties supported housing that will see them invest £28m over the next five years, benefitting more than 500 people.

Barrie Dale, Vice Chair of our Board officially opened the scheme along with Councillor Ben Stokes from South Gloucestershire Council.

Barrie Dale said: “Supported homes like these are vitally important for the community and those needing that little extra support to live independently. We have an ongoing commitment to supported housing and mixed tenure affordable housing in the region and are proud to have a strong relationship with South Gloucestershire Council. Funding from NHS England has enabled us to build homes fit for the future and most importantly, fit for purpose for people with learning difficulties.”

Cllr Ben Stokes, Cabinet Member for Adult Care at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “I’m delighted to help open the first facility of its kind in Filton. Supported living homes provide an innovative housing solution designed to give people with learning difficulties the chance to lead more independent lives.”