Great Places delivered the 20-apartment scheme on Northfield Road in New Moston, which strikes a balance between the ability to provide bespoke care support for each resident, whilst promoting independent living.
Each apartment has its own bedroom and living room in addition to adaptable kitchen and wet room facilities, which provide flexible living arrangements for residents. The building’s infrastructure facilitates the use of ‘plug and play’ technology, which allows a wide range of assistive technologies to be wirelessly installed and connected in order to support residents.
Great Places’ Northfield scheme is one of four supported housing schemes designed for people with learning disabilities and developed across Manchester in 2019. Great Places have worked alongside Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group to deliver the schemes in partnership with Manchester City Council.
The projects have enabled Manchester to bring specialist care provision back into the local authority, where residents can remain close to friends and family in accommodation which meets their support needs.
• Social Value contributions: 2 no. trainees/apprentices safeguarded. A Paediatric first aid course was delivered to a local community group. An ‘Into Work’ event was held at Manchester College.
• Considerate Constructors score of 35.