Three young adults with a range of complex needs such as learning disabilities and long-term medical conditions will have a chance to live independently in a purpose-built bungalow following a successful planning application from Wokingham Housing (WHL). Wokingham Borough Council gave the go-ahead to build the property at the November meeting of the planning committee.
An Occupational Therapist has been involved in the design of the three bedroom property in Gorrick Square, Wokingham to ensure it meets the needs of residents. As well as being centrally located and all on one level, the building and external space will be fully wheelchair accessible with wide corridors and wide room widths, space to install mobility hoists in between rooms, wheelchair accessible bathrooms and a wheelchair accessible kitchen with adjustable kitchen units. The building is being specially designed to respond to the specific needs of the proposed residents but it is flexible enough to be adaptable for other future residents with similar needs.
Bill Flood, Managing Director of Wokingham Housing said, “This is another new community development where we are serving a long-standing need within Wokingham Borough for bespoke accommodation for a particular client group, in this case young people with complex needs – enabling them to live independently in a supported environment.
“We aim to start work on site early next year, and hope to have completed the development by mid-2019.”