A new state-of-the-art development has been given the go-ahead by Rochdale’s Planning Committee. Cherwell Village Apartments will see PossAbilities filling a gap in the housing options for people with learning disabilities.
Chief Executive Rachel Law said “This new £1.7 million development, funded through our success as a social enterprise, will see 17 people with learning disabilities having a place to call home for the first time in their lives”.
Typically people with a learning disability share a house with other’s. In the Cherwell Village Apartments they will have their own front door; bedroom; kitchen; bathroom; and living space. A real place to call home.
It’s co-location with the Cherwell Wellbeing Garden & Farm, and the social lounge, a funky 364 days-a-year drop in space, makes it unique in the UK. It offers a place to live, work, volunteer, learn new skills and socialise, whilst being part of a real, vibrant community.
Building is expected to commence in January 2019, with completion towards the end of the year.