Care provider, Heathcotes Group, is introducing a new provision of independent supported living near Bradford which is scheduled to open later this year.

Heathcotes, which specialises in services for adults with learning disabilities and complex mental health needs, is redeveloping an existing property in Clayton to create Horton View featuring 14 spacious apartments providing enhanced supported living for individuals who are stepping down from a hospital or full-time residential care setting. Designed to help service users to develop their independent living skills, each property offers self-contained accommodation with its own lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area. The service will include an on-site office and a team of around 30 staff providing 24-hour care support when needed.

Horton View has been designed by Heathcotes’ in-house architectural consultancy, JDS Design, with internal reconstruction and external improvements carried out across two phases by contractors John Ryan Developments Ltd. Open from November, Phase 1 will feature 4,069 sq ft of single person accommodation including six apartments alongside laundry facilities and office space. Phase 2 will total 6,415 sq ft including eight apartments as well as a communal lounge, laundry facilities, staff break-out space and additional office space.

Heathcotes’ director of business development, Natalia Lysiuk,(pictured) said: “Independent supported living is a model of care that Heathcotes have developed over the last 2 years, to complement our full-time residential care services, offering the next step in the care pathway towards full independence for our service users. It has been exceptionally successful and we have introduced a range of supported living properties across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. Last year we opened our largest supported living service in Leeds, which has been hugely successful. We worked in partnership with LCC and are pleased to see the service at full occupancy, having only opened in January 2020. A real sense of community has developed amongst the service users, fostering social inclusion to complement their increasing independence.

“Horton View is even larger, with enhanced provision for service users and staff. It follows our established model, offering a spacious, homely environment which is ideal for service users seeking to develop their daily living skills. Alternatively, these apartments are also suitable for individuals who require a single-person service due to their complexity and inability to live with others. We will soon be announcing an Open Day for the benefit of local authority representatives, care professionals, service users and family members.”