Image: Plans for another of SSH’s developments in Dorset. Credit: SSH
A specialist housing complex in Worcester featuring houses kitted out with the latest assistive technology is approaching completion.
20 new apartments, developed by Specialised Supported Housing (SSH), will open to house disabled people from next month.
Thanks to pieces of technology like remote controls to locks doors and turn appliances on, residents will be able to live independently, it is hoped.
Grant Livingstone, founder of Specialised Supported Housing, told a local newspaper that the care industry needs support from the private sector to supply quality supported living environments.
He told Worcester News: “I work with a team of like-minded partners and our vision is to build homes that will lead to better outcomes for those that live in them.”
SSH is working alongside Lifeways, a support provider, and Inclusion Housing, which is a social care landlord, to make the apartments suitable.
A tree planting ceremony took places to celebrate the progress of the development, which was attended by Jabba Riaz, the Mayor of Worcester.
Cllr Riaz said: “I was very impressed by the level of equipment and thought behind the design and build of the project.
“It shows what can be achieved when developers, care providers and local authorities come together to achieve a common goal.
“Grant clearly has a personal motive and ambition to build the best supported living accommodation in the business and that passion shows in the level of detail, the high quality of finish and empathy toward the eventual tenants.”