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Norfolk County Council and Sanctuary Supported Living to open supported housing flats in Waylands Close, Attleborough



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People with learning disabilities are set to benefit from new supported housing, as work begins on 12 new flats in Attleborough.

Located in Waylands Close, the project is a partnership between Norfolk County Council and care provider Sanctuary Supported Living.

The scheme has been made possible thanks in part to a Norfolk County Council capital grant of £120,000 and includes the provision of technology enabled services to help people live independently.

Members of Norfolk County Council at the site were the development is being built. Picture: Norfolk County Council
Members of Norfolk County Council at the site were the development is being built. Picture: Norfolk County Council

Known as Oak Lodge and Laurea House, the development will provide housing for 12 people in eight fully en-suite rooms and four self-contained one-bedroom flats.

Residents of Oak Lodge will share a large kitchen, dining room, lounge and laundry facilities. The ground floor has been designed to be fully accessible for people with mobility support needs, with an adapted kitchen and infrastructure for overhead track hoisting facilities.

The flats at Laurea House will provide further opportunity for people to live more independently.

Personalised care and support will be in place to help people live as independently as possible and build skills to enable them to move on to increased independent living in the future. The project is due for completion in autumn 2022.

Bill Borrett, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for adult social care, said: “People tell us that this type of specialist supported housing improves their lives because it focuses on independence and community living.

“As a result, Norfolk County Council is investing £18 million in supported living schemes across the county, enabling local people with care and support needs to live independently in their own homes.”



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