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Homes for younger people with learning disabilities

Work is expected to begin later this summer to develop the former John Darling Mall site in Selborne Drive, Eastleigh, to create 18 modern, one bedroom flats for younger people with learning disabilities.


Cllr Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “These plans form part of an investment by Hampshire County Council of up to £35 million to build fit-for-purpose accommodation for people with disabilities across the county, many of whom tell us they want to live as independently as possible, rather than in traditional residential care. This type of accommodation will support them to do this, but with the added assurance of care and support available on site 24/7.”


Each flat will have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room.


The development is expected to be completed by late Spring 2019.


The former John Darling Mall site housed respite accommodation for adults with disabilities. Following a public consultation, the building was closed and clients found alternative support that met their needs.



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