Rushden apartments will help sixteen adults with learning and physical difficulties

Barrie Westbrook, Cllr Kaye Rawlins the Mayor of Rushden, Mark Dyson and Alastair Sheehan at the ground breaking ceremony
Barrie Westbrook, Cllr Kaye Rawlins the Mayor of Rushden, Mark Dyson and Alastair Sheehan at the ground breaking ceremony

The first sod has been officially cut to start a £2.3 million supported living development designed for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Claridge Court, in Wellingborough Road, Rushden will see the construction of 16 apartments to form a brand new purpose-built supported living development. The homes are being built by specialist supported living developer HB Villages with contractor J Tomlinson, designed in partnership with Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care.

Councillor Kaye Rawlins, Mayor of Rushden, performed the ground breaking ceremony for the new development which will provide a safe environment for adults with learning and physical disabilities allowing them to live independently, giving them the freedom to manage their own home, budgets and lifestyle with support as and when required.

Jemima Taylor, group director of development and communications for Lifeways, said: “Lifeways is delighted to be part of such an exciting and innovative development.

“From the overall building design to the design and layout of each individual home, Claridge Court is being developed to provide high quality, accessible accommodation that meets the needs of each individual.

“We value and respect the needs of each person we support and feel excited to be able to provide such a bespoke and personalised solution.”

Barrie Westbrook, development manager of Inclusion Housing, said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Lifeways and Rushden Town Council in making Claridge Court a valued resource for years to come.”