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Sustainability 2020 is brought to you in association with our main sponsors, Safe As Houses Care.
Safe as Houses' approach allows for a different solution to address housing issues, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. Outcomes are economically viable, sustainable and ultimately provide a fit for purpose, future proofed home that may not necessarily be readily available by traditional means.
Their approach to projects is to collaborate with all stakeholders from as early as possible and continue this throughout the full process. This collaboration takes the form of workshops whereas many individuals as necessary will attend and be involved in the full design of the project.
All capital is provided by them, so there are no financial expectations from the local authority or NHS. All rent proposed for the building is classed as ‘rent neutral’, so it is sustainable from the outset and does not put undue pressure on any party involved.
Safe As Houses have worked closely with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council on the development of a new flagship supported living facility. They have been able to repurpose a former Alzheimer’s care home into 23 self-contained apartments, communal space, and a large staff area. The building sits in large grounds built around an impressive internal courtyard.
Safe As Houses are delighted to be Headline Sponsors of CIPFA Property: Sustainability 2020. Head of Care Development, Stuart Nicoll, will be speaking at the event and leading key workshops on ethical and sustainable approaches to housing vulnerable individuals.
The Limes is a typical new development in the Nelson area of Lancashire. As with all Safe As Houses projects, commissioner support was obtained prior to commencing the project. The Limes is a new build block of flats set back from the main road on a private residents’ lane.