Empty Yeovil house transformed into home to help disabled students
An empty Yeovil house has been turned into a home to help disabled students be independent.
The large town centre property had been empty since 2007.
When Nigel Brown acquired the property in 2009 he started working South Somerset District Council’s housing and empty property teams to meet local housing needs.
That work culminated in the council supporting the renovation and modification of this long term empty property through an award of a grant.
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The first young people from Mencap’s Lufton College have now moved in.
Jonathan James, principal of Lufton College, said: “this property acts as a stepping stone for students with a learning disability with a view to moving onto more independent supported living in the future.”
Mr Brown said he was “very grateful for the opportunity to work with the council on the project to bring the property back into use”.
He added: “I am delighted to be associated in a small way with Mencap Lufton College knowing what they do for society.”
Council leader Ric Pallister said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with a private developer like Nigel in creating a fantastic home for some very special youngsters in our community and we are all absolutely delighted at the end result.
“As well as acting as that much needed stepping stone on the road to independent living for the students, I know just how much this project will mean to their parents for whom the transition from dependency to independency for their children is such a hugely important phase in their lives.
“I am delighted and very proud of what has been achieved by everyone involved in the success of this exciting, flagship project."