See Ability build starts in Bristol

SeeAbility Shared Ownership Homes in Bristol

Woodstock Homes is delighted to announce that the build has started on 12 new shared ownership flats in Henbury, Bristol.  Built in conjunction with SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind) and Bristol Council, these flats will be fully accessible and will offer supported living to their future residents.

To apply for consideration for these homes, please contact Alana Johnston at Bristol City Council via her email alana.johnston@bristol.gov.uk

The following press release was announced on 20th April 2010: 

 

New Housing Scheme for People with Disabilities in Bristol

A unique new development in Henbury will enable people with multiple disabilities to part-own their home. The shared ownership scheme which has been developed in partnership with SeeAbility, Bristol City Council and Woodstock Homes will be completed early next year.

Typically people with disabilities have no opportunity to have an equity in their home, this scheme enables a person with disability to get an interest-only mortgage for half the value of the flat, which can be funded through Income Support.

The development is made up of 12 one bedroom flats, ground floor flats will have their own garden area. Each flat will be specially designed to incorporate features such as wheelchair access, wet-room style bathrooms and textural and colour coding to enable people with a visual impairment and additional disabilities to live as independently as possible.

In addition the new owners will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of their flat so that it can be fitted to their needs, such as fitting hoists to help direct access from bedroom to bathroom. People will also be able to choose a care package suited to their needs.

SeeAbility, formerly The Royal School for the Blind, specialise in providing individually tailored services and creating environments suitable for people with multiple disabilities which focus on developing independent-living skills.

Mark Davis, SeeAbility New Business Manager, comments, “We are delighted to be working with Bristol City Council on this innovative project. We believe that people with disabilities can live more independently given the right environment and this development will do just that and it will vastly improve the quality of life of the people living here.”

Alana Johnston of Bristol City Council comments, “We are committed to providing the best possible housing for people in Bristol. We are very impressed with the services which SeeAbility offers and very pleased that this new development will enable people with a visual impairment and additional disabilities to access local services and integrate into their local community.”

Issued by SeeAbility, for further information please contact:
Monica Cornforth on 020 8997 1261 or 07811 147 192

Bristol Evening News added...

Disability flat scheme wins high praise

A UNIQUE development is being built in Henbury which will allow people with multiple disabilities to part-own their home....

Mark Davis, SeeAbility's new business manager, said: "We are delighted to be working with Bristol City Council on this innovative project. We believe that people with disabilities can live more independently given the right environment, and this development will do just that."

Councillor Bev Knott, cabinet member for care and neighbourhoods, added: "We are very impressed with the services which SeeAbility offers and very pleased that this new development will enable people with a visual impairment and additional disabilities to access local services and integrate into their local community."

See Ability Representatives view the foundations

See Ability representatives are in at the beginning. Here they view the foundations.

The Build Partners 
The full team! Representatives from See Ability, Bristol Council and Woodstock Homes meet on site.

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