The County Council’s Director of Adults Services & Communities, Jon Wilson, is sending a letter to every household in Great Glen explaining the full facts of the project.
People interested in a scheme to provide homes for adults with disabilities in Great Glen are invited to a drop-in event.
The County Council is holding an information event to give residents in the village a chance to find out more about the Brookfields Independent Living Scheme.
Officers will be at the event, which runs from 6pm to 7.30pm, on Thursday, 5 July, at the Great Glen Youth Centre, in Main Street, to answer any questions from the public.
The County Council is in the process of purchasing the site on Bindley Lane in Great Glen to provide homes for adults with learning or physical disabilities.
The site’s current owners, Waterloo Housing Group, made the decision to sell the land, which is currently used as a sheltered living scheme for older people, following a reduction in demand.
The County Council will refurbish and remodel the scheme to provide homes that will allow for independent living for adults with disabilities, with support staff based at the building.
Plans for the remodelled scheme have been developed however; work is not expected to begin until at least January 2019, following all of the current residents being rehoused to alternative accommodation.
The plan is to remodel the building and a small communal area. This remodelling will remove the existing bedsits and reduce the maximum capacity to 20 people.
Should the sale and remodelling go to plan, the aim is to have the first new tenants move in during the summer of 2019.
The new accommodation will provide residents with the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still ensuring their specific support needs are met.
“I’d urge anyone in the community with questions to come forward and drop in to the event.
Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for adult social care.
For any queries relating to the County Council’s plan for the site, please contact Julia Keeling, Strategic Commissioning Property Services, firstname.lastname@example.org