Community Solutions

Works starts on £2.3m flats for disabled people in Grimsby’s Heneage Road. The project to build 16 flats is now underway and will be complete by the end of the year.

The scheme, in Heneage Road, Grimsby, is HB Community Solutions’ first project in North East Lincolnshire but they are already planning a second site with 16 more flats and potentially four bungalows on Crosland Road.

North East Lincolnshire Care Plus Group has already identified clients for both projects, although the developers have not yet applied for planning permission for Crosland Road.

Disabled tenants, many of whom have only been given the option to live in sheltered or shared housing before, will have their own space and independence but with 24-hour care, if needed.

Emily Marshall, intensive support team worker for the Care Plus Group, has been in the industry for 24 years and is delighted that one of her clients is moving into the home.

“Largely established care models nationwide haven’t always understood these people’s needs but these homes have identified them more clearly,” she said. “Care homes for older people or shared houses were often the only option but not always appropriate. This scheme allows younger people with disabilities to create their own communities.”

One of the most impressive things about the project is that the build itself has not cost the tax payer a penny, despite the fact it will carry out a public service.

North East Lincolnshire Care Plus Group has committed to a 20-year tenancy which guarantees housing benefit for each of the 16 tenants will be paid to the landlord.

“It’s been three years since conception because it’s been so difficult, but we are really excited about the project now.”

“The Care Plus Group has worked very hard to help us design the building to the right specification and identify a need for it in the area so we could prove it would be a safe investment.”


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Community Solutions

Community Solutions Investment Partners provide community based health and social care accommodation; from multi-use primary care centres to community hospitals, in partnership with both public and private sector clients. Its aim is to offer local communities up and down the country the option to receive second-to-none healthcare within imaginative, inspiring and vibrant environments, thus improving the long-term well-being of thousands of patients.