Lib Dems welcome new project for accessible housing


Kingston Lib Dems welcome funding to create a business plan for housing for people who have care and support needs, regardless of age.

Currently, too many residents are forced out of the borough for their care, but Liberal Democrats want to change this to allow them to receive care near their friends and family.

The money will be used to create a business plan so that Kingston Council can build homes which are accessible and 'care ready', so those who need support will be able to live independently, within the Royal Borough. With the introduction of technology, we want to give people more control over their own lives too.

Any new homes will aim to use Modern Methods of Construction and be zero carbon wherever possible. The idea is to build and sustain communities with lots of outdoor spaces too, such as communal growing areas and gardens.

Plans will be cross-discipline, working with many departments within Kingston Council, including the housing and adult social care teams, as well as with partners like Achieving for Children (AfC) to insure there is an 'all age' approach to providing homes and support.

Cllr Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said, "This is great news and I'm excited that the project at Murray House could become a blueprint for other schemes in the Borough. It's very early in the day for the project but we're looking at viability of the site, the number of accessible homes we can provide and how we will fund the project."



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