The first residents to move into a £6m housing development in Wigan Borough have described how they “love” their new home. 119 Little Lane, in Goose Green, has 39 apartments specially designed to keep people independent and active in the community, and is the borough’s latest development.
All residents have their own apartment and are responsible for their own bills but Little Lane provides tailored support to people living in the development, has a large communal lounge, fully assisted bathroom, shower room, laundry room and extensive communal gardens. Apartments have their own patio or balcony.
The scheme cost £6million with £970,000 of grant funding coming from Homes England and the rest funded by Wigan Council.
While independently living in the development residents are encouraged to access local facilities which keeps them healthy and reduces social isolation. From coffee mornings to dominos sessions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Little Lane has replaced nearby Brackley House Sheltered scheme and the remaining residents from that scheme have now moved to their new accommodation. Options for the redevelopment of the site of Brackley House are currently being considered by the council.
To find out more about the type of housing available in Wigan borough visit www.wigan.gov.uk