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Doors open at new adult-supported living scheme in Salisbury, the first in a programme of new developments

A new supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities which provides support so they can be independent and be part of the community, has opened in Salisbury.

Published 20 December 2023
Supported Housing Golden Lane

Adult social care provider National Care Group worked with Wiltshire Council and Golden Lane Housing to develop a fully refurbished bungalow that accommodates three people. The new residents have already settled into their new home.

Wiltshire Council invested in the new accommodation and service after a survey was carried out with parent carers and young people. They were asked about needs and any gaps in provision.

Several commented on the need for more accommodation, especially in the communities where they lived. They explained how important it is to young people to choose where they live and not be forced to live in communities they have no connection with people they don't know.

Salisbury was one area where gaps were identified of suitable accommodation for people with a learning disability.

The new accommodation and support service is designed to ensure that the three people National Care Group now support, can create a home for themselves and become part of the local community while still getting the expert support they need. The service has also created several new jobs in the area.

This service is just one of a programme of developments that will be completed in Wiltshire over the coming months.

Belinda Robinson, Director of Development at National Care Group, said: The successful partnership we have established with the team at Wiltshire Council has enabled us to work collaboratively and develop a service that will meet an identified local need. Through careful planning, we have worked with partners at Golden Lane Housing to create a service that perfectly matches the requirements of the three new people we will be supporting. We look forward to seeing the tenants enjoying their new home and supporting them to become active citizens in their local community.

Cllr Jane Davies, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: We asked our families and young people to tell us about their experiences and what we can do to help. We then acted on the responses we received and invested in this new accommodation and support and now we have this wonderful example of a supported home. As a local authority we're committed to ensuring people have the opportunities to thrive and enjoy being in their communities. This is a great example of words turning into actions and I look forward to more examples of this collaboration in the future.

Notes to editors:  

National Care Group is one of the UK's leading adult social care providers. Its purpose is to enable those it supports to live a full, rewarding, and happy life through careful planning processes focused on each individual's needs, which allows them the opportunity to achieve their full potential and live as independently as possible within their community.   

Established in 2016 from its headquarters in Lancashire, the group grew out of a shared vision to create a new organisation free from restrictive historical and structural boundaries. It now oversees and supports a network of well-established local services across the UK, applying its values of passion, empowerment, respect, and collaboration to continually improve the services that are delivered to the people it supports. 

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