Baskerville Hall is an historic Victorian Villa, situated in one of Worcester’s most prestigious residential roads, in the heart of Worcester City centre. Completed in June 2016, the extensive renovation comprises 12 x 1 bedroom apartments for residents with learning and physical disability, taking advantage of the latest innovations in assistive technology.
Martyn Smith, CEO of IKE Supported Housing, said: “ Baskerville Hall is a shining example of what can happen when the Statutory, Not for Profit, and Private Sector, plus a well established and respected Care Provider, put their heads together. IKE are very excited to be a part of that process, but we’re even more excited to be able to welcome into their new homes our tenants; adults with learning and/or physical disabilities or other conditions, who now have the opportunity to live on an ordinary street, in an ordinary home, just like everyone else. It is only by working in partnership, in such a creative manner, that the idea of supported living, within the heart of the community, can be realised. In this way our tenants can live in a safe and pleasant environment and become more socially included, where they can feel valued, are respected and their support needs are met in order that they can lead a more independent lifestyle.”
Tom Falconer, Project Manager of 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, Baskerville Hall is being developed to provide high quality and adapted accommodation to ensure tenants are able to live active and independent lives within their local community. The facilities, opportunities and support on offer at Baskerville Hall will provide each tenant with the confidence and independence to choose how they live their lives.”
In our mind, Baskerville Hall represents the epitome of supported living and we hope to bring to fruition many similar projects.