ALMOST 30 new homes for residents with mental health needs will be built in Redditch town centre this spring.
Housing association Bromford will build 14 single-bedroom flats on Ipsley Street alongside 13 two-bed flats for shared ownership and affordable rent.
It will be Bromford’s thirteenth ‘MyPlace’ development, a scheme which helps adults with mental health to live independently.
MyPlace aims to give those adults a chance to take control of their life.
The site, based between Station Way and Evesham Street, will feature a communal hub designed to give residents a space to make new friends, socialise and get involved in community events.
On site care for the residents, should they need it, will be provided by a specialist company.
The site will also feature an office, car park and landscaped gardens.
MyPlace offers a solution for local authorities which are looking for cost effective ways to ensure vulnerable people get the care and support they need.
Nathan Deen, Bromford’s senior land manager, said: “We are really pleased to complete the land purchase for such a great site which will rejuvenate what is a prominent location in the heart of Redditch.
“It will give people with long-term conditions the perfect platform to take control of their own life and live more independently.”