BURTON Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson has helped to open Heath Lodge, a supported living house for adults with learning difficulties.
Despite the rainy weather, the house operated by the Independent Learning Centre in Stapenhill was opened with a three-hour open day, allowing those interested to view the house for themselves.
Fleur Robinson said: “It was a pleasure to open this facility and to see for myself how it's going to make a great difference to the lives of residents.
“Helping people to live independently in schemes likes this is brilliant and I hope we see many more projects like it in the future.”
The Independent Learning Centre was opened in 2012 and as the day centre grew, there was more demand for services and they were able to open White Lodge, their first supported living house.
The ILC realised that by supporting residents and helping them to gain independent living skills, they would be able to progress them from residential care to living more independently in their supported living houses.
As residents’ skills grew, the need for supported living accommodation also grew and this is when the ILC were able to move residents into Park Lodge, their third home in Stapenhill.
All of which has led to the opening of the ILC’s fourth home in Stapenhill - Heath Lodge.
ILC Regional Registered Manager Ashleigh Smyth Osborne said: “We are so grateful to Fleur for taking the time to spend the afternoon with us and get to know our residents and we look forward to working together in the future.”