Hardybutts - Scholes, Wigan
In July 2015 VVHC together with Wigan Borough Council commenced work on the Hardybutts site. This had previously been an undeveloped piece of land sitting in a quiet residential area opposite Warrington Lane.
It has taken almost a full year, working with the Council to agree a design, obtain planning, engage a Care Provider and tender the construction. It was with much delight that development broke ground this summer.
What are we building?
The development is designed to provide 26 self contained supported lving apartments for those adults requiring Extra Care.
What is Extra Care?
Extra Care is for those adults, young or old, who are perfectly able to look after themselves and live independently, however, they may not be so steady on their feet, they may have medical requirements which may need monitoring, or they may be prone to illness which they would need assistance with.
In short this facility provides peace of mind for the tenants, for their families and helps local care and support teams to watch over their more vulnerable residents.
The residents intended for this facility are local people who currently live alone and do, or will, require some level of support to enable them to live independently for as long as possible.
What are we providing?
VVHC are providing 1 bedroomed apartments with lounge, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and wetroom. The apartments are designed to be light and airy, with enough space to accommodate wheelchairs should there be a need.
In addition to the apartments we are providing communal space in the form of a communal lounge with a brew station, a scheme office for support staff on the ground floor with additional office/overnight facility on the first floor and a staff rest room on the second floor.
The scheme will be equipped with the latest technology in terms of emergency call, assistive technology and security. Wigan Borough Council will partner with Inclusion Housing CiC, to ensure a safe and pleasant facility for each resident with assurance that should it be required, there would be trained staff onsite to address any issues and support the tenants.
How long will it take?
The build is scheduled to complete before November 2016. VVHC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents local to the site for their support and patience throughout the construction process.
Please see our Project Updates page for further details