New Supported Living Service Now Open
Foxhall Road, our new supported living transition service in Ipswich, Suffolk, has been developed as a result of demand for this type of provision for younger people in the area.
When Suffolk Council began working on plans for housing pathways to meet the local needs of younger people, the excellent reputation and outcomes of Consensus Ipswich-based services Belstead Mews (aimed at 12-18 years old) and Belstead Villa (aimed at 18-25 years old), resulted in Consensus being one of a small number of providers invited to meet with the Council to engage in this workstream. With support and guidance from Belinda Robinson, our Head of Development and Partnerships for East Anglia, London & Surrey, plans got underway to develop this new service.
“Suffolk Council really wanted a supported living service to enable people to have more choice and control. The setting is able to provide this while also ensuring people have the support they need.”
Belinda Robinson – Head of Development and Partnerships
About Foxhall Road…
Foxhall Road is a transition, supported living service, aimed at supporting young people aged 16-25 who have learning disabilities, autism and additional complex and challenging needs and where no other setting would be suitable to meet their needs.
The service consists of two flat-lets each with an en-suite bedroom and open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, as well as a shared living space for two individuals with a shared garden. Each person will also have an individualised support package.
This type of setting aims to complement Consensus’ two current transition services by providing another choice of housing pathway. Having Foxhall Road as an alternative housing pathway will also be beneficial for individuals who may not be ready to transition from Children’s service to an adult setting at age 18. Foxhall Road also means we can give 18-year olds a longer transition into adult provision, enabling them to have an additional seven years to develop life skills and to feel emotionally and mentally ready.
Read about our brand new Supported Living service in Ipswich
Here, we talk to Belinda Robinson, Head of Development and Partnerships for East Anglia, London & Surrey about working in partnership with Suffolk to plan and develop the new service, which in the main, enables younger people to have more choice and control over their lives.