Housing scheme for people with disabilities is ready to open in Leeds

The topping out ceremony at Cornmill House.
The topping out ceremony at Cornmill House.
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A new residential development for people with physical and learning disabilities is due to open in east Leeds this autumn.

The final slab on Cornmill House, on Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, was laid by Leeds East MP Richard Burgon during a topping-out ceremony.

Comprising 16 apartments, Cornmill House has been developed by specialist supported housing provider HB Villages and is designed to offer a safe environment and expert help for its residents.

Mr Burgon said: “I am delighted to lay the final slab on this innovative development.

“It is important to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society are looked after.

“I’m especially delighted to see Leeds taking a major step towards improving outcomes for vulnerable adults because there is a shortage of suitable homes for those with specialist supported living needs in the wider United Kingdom.

“I’m pleased to see the progress made at this development, which will provide a modern and safe environment for vulnerable people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes.”

Cornmill House has been designed in partnership with Leeds City Council’s commissioning team, the Inclusion Housing community interest company and the Lifeways Community Care support services provider.

HB Villages development director Alastair Sheehan said: “We are delighted to complete our first scheme in Leeds and take the first step in delivering positive outcomes for those vulnerable people in our society who deserve the opportunity to live their lives in the manner and dignity that they and all of us deserve.

“We’re pleased to deliver this scheme with all our development partners and Leeds City Council who, in particular, have been extremely ‘hands on’ and progressive to ensure smooth and swift delivery of the scheme.”