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Homes in Wigan specially designed to help vulnerable people live independently



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 64 affordable homes across two sites in Wigan
  • Designed for residents with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and older people
  • Key part of Wigan Council’s plan for housing which allows people to live independently
  • Follows previous collaboration with council on homes

Having the right home has a direct impact on someone’s health and wellbeing and their quality of life.

Our housing and health specialists created 64 bespoke and affordable homes in Wigan, designed specifically to suit the needs of residents with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and older people.

The sites at Hyndelle Lodge in Hindley and Ullswater Road in Golborne are part of Wigan Council’s plan to create housing which meet people’s health needs so they live independently in their own home.

The homes, procured through the North West Construction Hub framework, are provided by the council’s capital programme with grant funding through Homes England’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes programme.

Our previous work with Wigan to create homes has proved a hit - see article below

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Cllr Keith Cunliffe, deputy leader of the council, said:

“We know having the right home has a direct impact on someone’s health and wellbeing and their quality of life. We want to keep people independent in their own homes but also connect them into a local community which is why these schemes are brilliant and they can help to tackle social isolation."

The Hindley development has 12 apartments for residents with autism or learning disabilities, and 14 apartments for adults with learning disabilities, six bungalows for older people and one specialist wheelchair adapted family bungalow. The site was the former home of Amberswood Day Centre.

The scheme at Ullswater Road, Golborne provides 12 apartments for adults with autism and or learning disabilities and 19 bungalows for a mixture of families and individuals. Earlier this year the local authority opened the first housing development built specifically for residents with autism, Mayfield House, where 12 residents live independently but with 24-hour on-site support from staff. Mayfield was also delivered by our health and housing specialists.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North:

“Together with Wigan Council, we share an ambition to support local people with complex needs to live happy, fulfilling lives in high quality and supportive environments. Alongside our work here, we forged excellent relationships with organisations such as Wigan and Leigh College, Deanery High School and St John Fisher High School to help showcase the construction industry to the next generation.”