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Streatham disability service shortlisted for national award

A supported housing service for people with physical disabilities in Streatham has been named as a finalist at a national industry awards.

 

St John’s House, a newly redeveloped service run by Sanctuary Supported Living, which will offer long-term supported accommodation and support for adults with a range of physical disabilities, has been shortlisted in the national Inside Housing Development Awards 2024, in the ‘Best Healthy Homes Development’ category.

 

The award focuses on the impact that good quality housing has on mental and physical health, with St John’s House being recognised as an example of a sustainable development which will support residents’ health and wellbeing, and provide a home where they can thrive.

 

Following an investment of almost £4million pounds by Sanctuary, the previous care home building was remodelled into 14 modern self-contained flats, with additional communal areas and built-in assistive technology. Due to open later this year, the new service will provide a fully accessible home which meets the physical needs of residents – many of whom are wheelchair users – and will enable them to live as independently as possible.

 

Other parts of Sanctuary have also been recognised at the Inside Housing Development Awards, with Sanctuary Homes and Sanctuary Scotland being shortlisted across another four categories, including ‘Best Shared Ownership Development’ and ‘Best Affordable Housing Development’. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Friday 27 September in London.

 

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Director, Dave Shaw, said: “Being named a finalist in the ‘Best Healthy Homes’ category is a testament to our commitment to enhancing well-being through design. We are thrilled to be acknowledged for our efforts in developing homes that benefit the physical and mental health of the people who live with us, and give them the opportunity to live more independent lives.”

 

As well as services for people with physical disabilities, Sanctuary Supported Living also provides accommodation with personalised support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, and homeless young people and adults, as well as retirement communities for people over 55 or with long-term care needs. To find out more about Sanctuary Supported Living’s services, see the latest news or find a service near you.

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