Inclusion Housing

Work nearly complete on £4.9 million supported housing development

  • 6 September, 2018


Ridings Gardens, on Manorley Lane, off Halifax Road, will provide accommodation for adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities.

It will have 16 apartments, plus a separate block of fully-customised apartments for adults with complex needs.

The development is the result of an ongoing partnership between property developer HBV, Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Zafar Ali led the topping out ceremony and said: “Bradford has a growing population of adults with a range of disabilities and this is expected to grow even further over the coming years. “Developments of this type will allow the local disabled population of Bradford to live within their own home but be fully supported by wonderful care staff. “Developments of this type are a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model, which is a fantastic approach.”

Alastair Sheehan, Development and Planning Director of HBV, added: “Ridings Garden will provide the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff. “It is fantastic to see building near completion, and the whole of the HBV team looks forward to following its progress and meeting the tenants once completed.”

Janine Forshaw, New Build Manager at Lifeways said the development will provide the “highest quality” of adapted accommodation. She said: “Lifeways is committed to providing innovative homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities.“Ridings Garden delivers on all fronts, from the overall design of the scheme through to the finishing touches in each apartment, this development will provide the highest quality of adapted accommodation. “Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible in their own home but with the added benefit of support staff being available on site.”

Paul Atkins, Property Director at Inclusion Housing, said: “Ridings Garden is a great example of what we are able to achieve through an innovative partnership. Inclusion Housing continue to be proud of working alongside HBV, Lifeways and the Local Authority who have gotten the project this far. We look forward to welcoming new tenants in due course and will continue to work closely with the partnership to deliver high quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”