The conversion of Holmhurst at 46 Half Moon Lane at the end of Burbage Road to a residential facility for adults with severe learning disability will begin in January. Ten flats, together with supporting communal catering and social facilities, will be created and 10-13 men will move in gradually with the aim of reaching full occupation by August next year.
The residents will mostly stay for 2- 8 years as they will be in transition to independent living and they will be supported round the clock by a team of professional staff. Residents will seek to live fully and, hopefully, also work within the community. The staffing has been carefully selected to support any needs arising from potential ‘ challenging behaviour’ (such as self neglect, self harm or aggression).
Staff and services will be drawn from our community where possible and changes to parking and the building exterior are expected to be minimal. There will be an open day arranged for neighbours to meet the team nearer the time. In the meantime they are keen to hear from anyone who would like to work with or offer opportunities to those coming to live here.
More information, including details about the planning application and ‘frequently asked questions’ can be found at: