New bespoke housing opens in Hounslow for disabled adults

Image above: Cllr Shantanu Rajawat (centre right) and Cllr Katherine Dunne (centre left) meet with residents at Two Bridges

New development offers 24 hour support to residents

The Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, officially opened the Two Bridges housing development in Feltham on Wednesday (10 August).

The Two Bridges development is a new 11-unit 24-hour supported accommodation, designed for residents with learning disabilities and/or autism. It aims to provide housing to residents, close to their families and networks of support.

The project has been developed in partnership with Dimensions, Octavia Housing and Hounslow and Richmond Community Health Trust.

Dimensions, a not-for-profit organisation supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism, will provide 24-hour support to the residents which will include a management team and senior behavioural practitioners with care provided tailored to the individual’s need.

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat joined Deputy Leader of the Council Katherine Dunne with residents to commemorate the opening of the housing development.

Development has changed lives for the better, says resident

Leo Maloney, Two Bridges resident, said:

“Before this, my life was not great and I did not feel like my future mattered. Since moving in here, I have met a lot of new people and had opportunities to change my life for the better.

“I made a lot of self-destructive decisions in the past. Now, my habits have changed and my mental state is better. It has been a life-changing moment for me and for the first time in my life I believe I actually have a future to look forward to.”

Jocelyn Alderson, Regional Managing Director from Dimensions, said:

“We are proud to be part of this project with Hounslow Council and to be able to support more people to have better lives at Two Bridges. Through our specialist support we look forward to empowering them to become more independent, be healthy, safe and reach their full potential, leading fulfilling lives in and as part of their community.”

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