Eight year Project Abode shortlisted for UKHA
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GUHG Shortlisted for prestigious UK Housing Award
Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) and its subsidiary Macintyre Housing Association have been shortlisted for a prestigious national housing award.
They have been shortlisted for the ‘Specialist landlord of the year’ category at the UK Housing Awards for their landmark development ‘Project Abode.’
Project Abode was an eight year long development project to provide new build and refurbished homes for 49 adults with learning disabilities. The new accommodation provides an independent and flexible solution for individuals with a range of care and support needs.
The aim of the development was to improve the quality of lives for people with a learning disability and provide modern, fit for purpose accommodation and high quality personalised care.
The Group worked in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council and support providers Radian on the schemes based in Buckinghamshire.
The project took an investment of £6.6 million from GUHG and was helped with a grant of £748,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Aileen Evans, Managing Director of MacIntyre Housing Association, a GUHG subsidiary, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award within the housing sector. This project has been incredibly close to our hearts, so we are proud that our hard work towards improving the lives of our tenants has ended in such an extraordinary way.
“The difference that Project Abode has made to people’s lives cannot be underestimated. People are supported to make choices and shape their own futures – they are now tenants of their own homes, in control of their own lives and have the same rights and responsibilities as other people.”