A new service that will help to nurture the independence of up to seven individuals with additional needs has opened in Liverpool. Representatives from Affinity Supporting People, part of National Care Group, were joined by tenant Ian Davies and Liverpool City Council’s director of adult services and health, Martin Farran, to cut the ribbon at Brompton Avenue – part of the much-loved heritage site Sefton Park.
The leafy suburban property has benefitted from a complete renovation across three floors with modern and accessible communal areas. Two of the supported living units have kitchenettes to afford the individuals living there some additional independence. The new facility in Brompton Avenue will provide a space for the people it supports to gain skills in living independently with the help of an expert caring team.
The service was opened by Affinity Supporting People in collaboration with private equity firm Henley, First Priority Housing Association (FPHA) and Liverpool City Council Commissioning Team. Affinity Supporting People is a National Care Group service that provides care and support to vulnerable adults with learning difficulties, in environments tailored to help them unlock their potential and live fulfilling lives.
Marie Hilton, regional operations manager at National Care Group for the North West, said: “It has been a real pleasure working in partnership with Henley, FPHA and Liverpool City Council Commissioning Team to bring this exciting new development online. The property has been completely refurbished to a very high standard and will provide a beautiful, homely environment for seven people with a learning disability. Brompton Avenue has already began welcoming individuals into its wonderful space.”
Mike Ranson, commercial director at National Care Group said: “We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with Henley, FPHA and Liverpool City Council’s commissioning team to bring this essential new service to fruition as part of the City Council’s strategic plan for adult social care.
“Many adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems are struggling to access services that meet their needs, remaining on long waiting lists with limited access to housing options. Therefore, we’re proud to be able to provide an answer to this crisis and care for individuals with a range of needs in a tailored environment that will help them to unlock their full potential.
“It has been a pleasure working alongside the local authority to ensure the successful opening of Brompton Avenue and continue our ambitious strategy for growth across England and Wales.”