Work has started to build new homes designed for residents with autism or learning disabilities in Wigan Borough. The two new developments, in Hindley and Golborne, will offer 64 affordable homes which have been specially designed and built to suit the needs of residents with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities or older people.
The housing development on the Hyndelle Lodge site in Hindley will have 12 apartments for residents with autism or learning disabilities, and 14 apartments for adults with learning disabilities, six bungalows for older people and one specialist wheelchair adapted family bungalow. The site was former home to Amberswood Day Centre.
The scheme at Ullswater Road, Golborne, will have 12 apartments for adults with autism and or learning disabilities and 19 bungalows for a mixture of families and individuals.
Earlier this year the council opened the first housing development built specifically for residents with autism – Mayfield House – which is now home to 12 residents who all live independently but with 24 hour on-site support from staff.