Newlon opens new development for adults with learning disabilities
2nd Aug 2018
On Monday 23rd July, Councillor Louise Mitchell, Waltham Forest’s Cabinet Member for Housing, took part in a ceremony to formally open Doubleday Court in Leyton.
Doubleday Court is a new high specification scheme for adults with learning disabilities provided by Newlon Housing Trust and developed in partnership with care and support provider Outward and Waltham Forest Council. The development was also supported by the Mayor of London’s care and support specialised housing fund.
The new high specification scheme provides much needed housing for 12 residents, with care and support provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Outward.
The residents have moved from shared accommodation in the borough and can now live more independently in housing designed to meet their long-term needs.
Two of the homes are for home ownership under the Home Ownership for people with Long-Term Disabilities (HOLD) scheme. There are very few providers of HOLD nationally and at Doubleday Court this is providing two younger people with the opportunity to have a secure future living independently with care and support when required.
On opening the scheme Cllr Mitchell commented: “meeting the pledge to ensure everyone in the borough has a decent roof over their head is close to my heart and one that has clearly been met here.”
Jackie Ballard, speaking in her role as Vice-Chair of Newlon and Chair of Outward, thanked the many partners involved in the development of the scheme and successfully helping residents to move to their new homes. She commented that she hopes that “Doubleday Court will prove to be a great place to live for its residents for many years to come.”