NEW homes set to be built in Stevenston will support residents’ independent living, it has been confirmed by North Ayrshire Council.

Due for completion in late summer this year on the site of the old Caley Court sheltered housing, the development consists of 12 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom homes.

Caley Gardens is the latest development in a joint investment by North Ayrshire Council and North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership to provide supported living accommodation for people with physical and learning disabilities and/or mental illnesses in North Ayrshire.

Each home will be equipped so that assistive technology can be installed to suit the needs of each individual resident, helping to provide support in a way that promotes independence as well as reducing risk.

In addition, 24-hour responsive support will be provided by third sector partner Key.

Caroline Cameron, director of North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “We are delighted to be taking forward this latest development in Stevenston.

“These new homes will allow individuals to live as independently as possible and live life to the full within our communities, with the assurance of having assistance on hand when required.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Key, an organisation that has been shaped by the lived experience of families and people with disabilities.

“We are keen to support them in their efforts to recruit the very best people to be a part of this exciting new development for disabled people in our community.”

Allison Wright, who oversees Key in Ayrshire, said: “We are delighted to be partners in this exciting development.

“We are very much looking forward to getting to know the people due to move into their new homes and work alongside them and their families to plan the support they need to live good lives.

"Having excellent support workers, who know you well, is at the heart of providing really good support, so we are launching our local recruitment campaign now.

“We want to hear from people who are looking to join our friendly, local team and make a positive contribution to people’s lives.”

For more details, search Key North Ayrshire.