Helping young adults with disabilities

A new housing and support service aims to help young Bury adults who have learning disabilities and/or autism.

Bury Council is working with partners to provide transitional homes for eight people aged 18-25 at St Mary’s Place in the town centre.

They will be supported in their home for up to two years, with a further two years’ outreach support available to them after they leave.

This support service is the first of its kind in Bury, giving young adults their ‘own front door’, with support which encourages them to be independent and move on to alternative housing.

The project was approved by the council’s cabinet last night (Tue 7 Nov), and a social care provider will now be secured to run the service.

Councillor Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for adult care, health and wellbeing, said: “This is a truly innovative scheme, designed to offer continuity of support at a time of change and reduce the need for those with learning disabilities to move away from Bury.

“This town centre location is close to all amenities, education and employment opportunities, to encourage and enable independent living.

“It’s all part of our Let’s Do It strategy in offering an opportunity for people to live locally, independently, and with choice.”

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