Funding has been secured to build a new housing development for adults with autism or learning disabilities in Wigan Borough.
Hyndelle Lodge, in Hindley, will have 33 homes specially designed to suit the needs of residents and help them to live independently.
Wigan Council has now secured funding of £1.725m from Homes England towards the scheme. The rest of the scheme will be funded through the council’s capital programme and was approved at cabinet last month.
There will be 12 apartments for residents with autism or learning disabilities, and 14 apartments for adults with lower level learning disabilities. There are also six bungalows for elderly residents and one specialist family bungalow.
All homes will be let on affordable rents. The site was former home to Amberswood Day Centre.