Along with news of its expansion into the Senior Care sector, Urban Village Group has established a significant requirement for Supported Living accommodation as the demand for housing for people with autism and/or complex needs continues to grow. With its first Supported Living site in Rugeley, Staffordshire well underway, ICS has now been appointed as contractor. Due to complete works end of October 2021, the property will feature 18 ensuite apartments and let to a CQC registered operator for a minimum of 25 years.
As part of its social responsibility, the business has also just announced the launch of a pilot scheme in Stafford for young people leaving the care system. Permitted to leave care from 16 years of age, the development will provide residential accommodation and support services to enable them to integrate into adult life. The development provides various courses such as cooking and cleaning, and also helps these young people join college courses or the work place through apprenticeships. Through partnering with Supported Living specialists, My First Place, Urban Village will also be able to provide support workers, who will assist users with the building blocks on how to live life independently.
The scheme has been received extremely favourable by Staffordshire Local Authority and the group will be working on various schemes across the UK where this can be rolled out thereafter.